[Buildbot-devel] upcoming release plan: freeze 9/5, release 9/12

Axel Hecht l10n.moz at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 2 12:25:22 UTC 2008

PS: Mind moving this out to another thread? I personally would prefer
the release thread to be about release stuff.



2008/9/2 Darragh Bailey <felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie>:
> On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 01:11:16PM +0200, Didier Trosset wrote:
>> A.T.Hofkamp wrote:
>> > Didier Trosset wrote:
>> > - Create a way to avoid use of hard-coded tar command (ie maybe I want to
>> >  use a non-standard tar, different options (gzip or bzip2
>> > decompression?), my tar doesn't know --strip, etc
>> Yes. I've already thought using the python tarfile library. I guess I will
>> have to, in the end. Does Windows have the tar command, BTW? But this brings
>> a lot of manual handling because the tarfile library does not have the
>> --strip option. So the extraction must be done by hand, the correct way, I
>> mean avoiding the pitfals of directory access rights.
>> Does anyone know if the python tarfile library could be enhanced?
> You would probably need to add a method that walks the all members of
> the tar archive using getmembers() and runs extract(member[,path]) on
> each member with a modified path. i.e. modified to strip the number of
> path elements that you want to remove.
> If you could provide the ability for people to specify a tar command to
> use instead of using the internal buildbot class, that would also be useful.
>> > It would make more sense to have separate FTP and untar/gzip steps.
>> I wondered a long time on this one, yes. But in the end, I decided that I
>> wanted this step to be a source step. Using this source step would result in
>> having a directory ready-to-be-compiled.
> Maybe, but having separate untar/gzip steps make them more usable by
> admins in their own configuration.
>> > Jean-Paul
>> >
>> Didier
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> Darragh
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