[Buildbot-devel] Using an output .exe from one builder for another

Amber Yust ayust at yelp.com
Mon Jan 24 21:53:08 UTC 2011

Depending on how big the built executable is, you might be able to use
FileUpload and FileDownload steps to transfer it between slaves. Don't do
that if the executable is significantly large, though.


On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Alex Escott <AE at malaspina-labs.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've got 3 buildslaves setup on different machines - they are all capable
> of doing builds, tests, etc.
> One of my builders builds an .exe from C++ sources (BuilderA), and another
> builder runs batch unit tests (BuilderB). Problem is, BuilderB needs the
> output .exe from the other build step... so I've set it up so that the unit
> test builder can *ONLY* run on the same slave that runs the compilation
> .exe. i.e. as a first step, it copies the .exe from
> ../../BuilderA/build/<path to exe>. Then it runs the .exe from its own build
> directory. This seems to work (I'm using Triggers) but I think there's a
> better way of doing this?
> Thoughts appreciated - thanks!
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