[Buildbot-devel] slave won't start after upgrade from 0.7.5 to 0.7.7

John Stile john at stilen.com
Wed Jul 30 15:53:46 UTC 2008

Thank you for your response.  You are correct that this is a gentoo
specific problem with the init script.  I posted a response to the
buildbot-devel list, but it was moderated-out for being too long, so I
have trimmed the details to get this posted.
The bug is here: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=223437
The problem is that the init script will not allow both master and slave
to start concurrently on the same machine.  An init script that does not
have this bug has been posted on that bug.  I hope the patched init
script appears in the ebuild of buildbot-0.7.8 when that becomes
On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 10:31 +0000, Bailey, Darragh wrote:
> They happen to be gentoo specific files. You'll find them in portage, in the files directory under dev-util/buildbot. The ebuild file installs buildbot.initd as buildslave and buildmaster in the init.d directory.
> It's these files that are the problem. I suspect that the gentoo init script is supposed to create /var/lib/init.d/daemons/buildslave via the function call start-stop-daemon.
> I'll have a look at my home system later since that is gentoo based.
> --
> Regards,
> Darragh Bailey
> Systems Software Engineer
> Hewlett Packard Galway Ltd.
> +353 91 75-4674

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