[Buildbot-devel] basic question

Richard Woods rwoods at tresys.com
Thu Aug 26 13:19:08 UTC 2010

Ah, thank you!  With that sorted out...


The builds fail at the Git step.  The step is defined by
`Git(repourl="ssh://machinename/path/to/repository"))` -- pretty simple.
If I do a `git pull` from the build directory, I get "unable to chdir or
not a git archive", however if I do `git pull
ssh://machinename/path/to/repository`, I get the updates correctly.


From: John Ford [mailto:jhford at mozilla.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:13 PM
To: Richard Woods
Cc: buildbot-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Buildbot-devel] basic question


your scheduler is on branch 'master' but your sendchange doesn't have a
branch.  Try adding --branch master to your sendchange





On Aug 25, 2010, at 2:10 PM, Richard Woods wrote:

I had BuildBot set up to do periodic builds, and I'd like it to instead
receive change notifications from a git repository.


I have the post-receive hook set up in the repository to send the
changes to BuildBot.  I have changed the configuration file:

*         The change source is configured via `c['change_source'] =

*         The scheduler is defined by `Scheduler(name="all",
branch="master", treeStableTimer=0, buildernames=["buildbot-full"])` and
appended to c['schedulers']

But where my periodic builds were working before, I can't get these
builds to kick off.


I have done `buildbot sendchange --user=username --master=localhost:9989
Makefile`, and I see a change show up on the status Waterfall page, but
no builds kick off.  Where might I be missing something?

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