[Buildbot-devel] Setting up buildbot with Git. Failed 'git-fetch'

Derek Taylor dtaylor at datascaler.com
Wed Feb 4 18:37:03 UTC 2009


Thanks for the reply.

My problem was in thinking it should use 'HEAD'.  I was passing this in
through the "Force Build" web page.  When I leave the field blank, it works
as you suggest.


On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 2:47 AM, Axel Hecht <l10n.moz at googlemail.com> wrote:

> It seems to me from looking at the srouce that it should actually reset to
> FETCH_HEAD in 0.7.7 and beyond,
> http://github.com/djmitche/buildbot/commit/bc53d760b75d89299c879e08f65c4fd99ad5506e#diff-2.
> Which works perfectly fine for me locally.
> The only exception would be if the given revision in your build was
> explicitly HEAD, though I don't know how that would happen.
> Axel
> 2009/2/4 Derek Taylor <dat at datascaler.com>
>> I'm setting up buildbot for the first time.  Our sources are in Git,
>> stored on github.com.
>> In my master.cfg:
>> f1 = BuildFactory()
>> f1.addStep(Git(repourl=("git at github.com:<repo>.git")))
>> f1.addStep(Compile(command=["./build.sh"]))
>> I tested this from the web interface, using "Force Build"
>> The build starts and the log file shows the following sequence of git
>> operations:
>> git-init
>> git-fetch
>> git-reset --hard HEAD
>> The git-reset --hard HEAD fails with "Failed to resolve 'HEAD' as a valid
>> ref."
>> This failure occurs, because the fetch doesn't seem to pull down any
>> files.  I typically do a 'git pull' or a 'git clone' to do that.  (I'm a
>> fairly new git user, so I may be missing some of the finer points here.)
>> To get the buildbot to work, I modified slave/commands.py to execute a
>> 'git pull' instead of a 'git fetch' and then it works fine.  Of course, I
>> didn't really want to modify the buildbot sources and I suspect there is
>> something else I should be doing.
>> Did anyone else have this problem?  How should I be setting up my
>> BuildFactory to get the sources correctly?
>> Thanks!
>> Derek
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