[Buildbot-devel] Service script for redhat/centos/fedora distros

Bailey, Darragh dbailey at hp.com
Thu Apr 9 13:34:24 UTC 2009

I've been meaning to create a service script for buildbot for myself for some time now, since I would like machines that are buildslaves to automatically reconnect when they are rebooted.

But I was wondering if such a service script has already been created? Didn't see one in the contrib area.

If not, would the following features be useful to others:

Config file split into sections
Main section defines common parameters and values
Each other section defines the following
  base_dir : base directory to start buildbot under
  build_user : user to start buildbot under

Service script would loop through each section not called main/global and would start the buildbot instance under that directory and record the pid file under /var/run/buildbot/*.pid

I'm assuming here that there is at least some benefit in being able to run multiple separate slave instances on the same system. I won't use it personnally, but if it makes it more useful and results in it being included in the contrib area then that's good, right?

Darragh Bailey

Systems Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Galway Ltd.

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