[Buildbot-devel] Problem Getting BuildBot to Build Things

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 00:10:37 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:51 AM, James Kelly <JKelly at vectorworks.net> wrote:
>  Yet the waterfall display still says idle.

Do you see any changes logged in the waterfall? (this would be the
column just to the right of the time in the waterfall - not the
builder column itself).

> The logs no show errors, it just kinda sits there.  I tried to use the debug
> console to force a build, but got an error that there was no module named
> gobject.  I gave up trying to get that dependency met after going down a
> rabbit hole reminiscent of RPM dependencies circa RedHat 9.  :)  Incidently,
> this seems to be a reproduceable problem on all machines I have buildbot
> installed on (OS X 10.4, 10.5, and Windows XP), I could file a bug if this
> is an unknown issue.

Which is reproducible on all platforms, the P4 issue, or not being
able to find gobject?

For gobject, you probably need Python bindings to GTK+. (The
easy_install dependencies only cover the core functionality of
BuildBot - the non-web GUIs require pygtk, which can be installed via
Fink or MacPorts on OS X.)

Also, to force a build, it is probably easier to change the allowForce
parameter of the WebStatus module to True:


You will probably want to protect that from public access.

- Charles Lepple

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