[Buildbot-devel] Multiple builders with same builddir?

Bill Baker bbb at illinois.edu
Fri Jul 10 01:37:04 UTC 2009

I have run into a similar problem and used separate work dir names, but all
symlinked to the same place.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Anders Elfgren <
anders.elfgren at avalanchestudios.se> wrote:

>  Hi, first time poster!
> I'm setting up new buildbot config for the first time and I have a
> question.
> Basically, what I want to do is (at least to begin with), three steps:
> 1) Sync from perforce.
> 2) Run a batch file that will compile some data - the source material and
> the result are both below the builddir.
> 3) Copy parts of the resulting data to a backup folder.
> Now, I want to be able to trigger each of these steps one at a time if I
> want (for instance, if the copy part fails due to not enough space on the
> remote disk, I don't want to have to rebuild everything (which is the way we
> do it now) after I've freed some up). I also want to be able to trigger
> something that will trigger each of these in turn - a Nightly Scheduler.
> It seems I cannot use a single builder with multiple steps, because you
> can't trigger (force build) individual steps, right?
> And, when I tried to make separate builders using the Dependent scheduler,
> buildbot complained that I can't have multiple builders with the same
> builddir.
> So is there a good solution for this? I'm looking at the Triggerable
> Scheduler, could this do what I want?
> /Anders
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