[Buildbot-devel] [PATCH] Fix that clobber sourcestep fails if leftover chmod 000 subdirectories (ticket#29)

Ian Zimmerman itz at clustrix.com
Mon Feb 1 22:38:32 UTC 2010

On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:25:53 +0100
Kristian Nielsen <knielsen at knielsen-hq.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> We have experienced some problems where a builder gets stuck with a
> failing clobber source step that requires manual intervention to fix.
> This happens when a previous build leaves a subdirectory with
> permissions that does not allow the owner to delete it (eg. chmod
> 000).
> I have seen this a number of times with the `make dist` autotools
> make target in MySQL / MariaDB.
> (This is ticket#29, there is a fix in the blocking code path in
> slave/commands.py, but this is only used on Windows).
> I have committed a patch (with unit test):
>     http://github.com/knielsen/buildbot/commit/371773521a6f6f0d1f275e05f58e542f0b36d9ca
> It would be great if someone could take a look and check that it
> looks sane.
> If no objections, I will push it to trunk.

Has this made it to 0.7.12?  I've been struggling with this problem as
well, so far I have worked around it by adding a couple of steps to the
end of the build to do chown, chgrp, chmod -R on the workdir.


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