[Buildbot-devel] buildbot try

Doug Latornell djl at douglatornell.ca
Thu Jun 2 03:57:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Jason Dana <jdana at tresys.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am attempting to get buildbot try to function properly on my buildbot
> environment.  I believe I have followed the documentation properly, but I am
> receiving an error when I attempt the command.
> I have a git repository which the buildmaster successfully pulls from when
> changes are pushed to the repo.  I am utilizing the ssh method to connect.
> I am able to connect via ssh, but upon successfully connecting, I receiving
> an error stating that there is no such file or directory
> jobdir/tmp/[seemingly random hyphenated alphanumerical string].

A silly question, perhaps, but have you created the jobdir? buildbot
doesn't do that for you.

> The jobdir
> is specified in .buildbot/options with try_jobdir as jobdir (this is also
> the name of the directory setup on the buildmaster side).

2 things to be aware of here:

1) I believe that an absolute path to the jobdir is required. Example
from the buildbot installation     where I use try: try_dir =

2) The try_jobdir spelling of that option is new in the current dev
version of buildbot (i.e. a clone of the git repo) as of a couple of
months ago. For 0.8.3p1 and older the spelling is try_dir.


> ...
> Thank you in advance.
> Jason

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