[Buildbot-devel] git branch support

Chad Metcalf cmetcalf at archrock.com
Fri Oct 3 17:00:12 UTC 2008

On Oct 3, 2008, at 5:23 AM, Brian Fallik wrote:
> Hvve you seen buildbot ticket 340 [1]?  We're also having trouble
> checking out a git branch, and I believe that bug is related.
> [1] - http://buildbot.net/trac/ticket/340

I've looked at the commands the VC is using to check out the branch  
and I think that is the problem.

>> argv: ['git', 'fetch', 'git at git.server.com:repo.git', 'devel']

Its trying to get the branch so that's coming through correctly (not  
that 340 might not be a problem as well). I think that because the  
branch actually lives in an origin remote that its just not finding  
it. Failing silently and getting the master (or perhaps already having  
the master).

I'm going to look into what the workflow needs to be. Starting from  
git init.

Are you also trying to track branches that are origins in your repo?  
I'm not sure what the git best practice is. But it looks like thats  
the root of the problem.


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