[Buildbot-devel] SVN checkouts: preserving directory name, multiple concurrent directories

Zellyn Hunter zellyn+buildbot at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 15:30:25 UTC 2009


Have you tried using the "workdir" arg to buildbot.steps.source.SVN to
get it to place files in a specific location? That worked for me:
before I added it, the two checkouts were clearing and repopulating
the same folder. I use relative paths like workdir="build/appA" and


On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Natalie
Tasman<natalie.tasman at insilicos.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The project that I'm working on has a SVN repository structure like
> this:
> .../trunk/projectA
> .../trunk/projectB
> .../trunk/projectC
> ...
> .../trunk/projectF
> I only need projectB and projectF, so I really don't want to have to
> checkout the entire trunk.
> In order to build, I need the following local directory strucure:
> <some path>/projectB
> <some path>/projectF
> ProjectF has references like "../../../projectB", so it's necessary to
> preserve this structure.
> With commandline svn, it's no problem to preserve the directory name
> instead of renaming it to "source", as BuildBot likes to.
> It seems that I might be able to get something going with a series of
> ShellCommands to manually run SVN (and properly execute the rm -rf /
> cp commands to simulate BuildBot's SVN "copy" mode), and so on-- but
> to have to redo this for all operating systems?  That was the whole
> point of using something like BuildBot in the first place:)
> I've tried searching the mailing list but wasn't able to find the
> answer.  Thanks in advance for any assistance!
> Natalie
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