[Buildbot-devel] required fields forcing a build

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu Sep 8 19:42:03 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Todd Cooper <todd_cooper at yahoo.com> wrote:
> OK .. I started to look under the hood.
> One question I have is whether or not you should be able to change the
> repository on the fly with a force.
> I can see the need, but should a person at a GUI be able to do that?  What
> if they are usually building with SVN and they specify a git repo?
> Will this not cause havoc with the builder steps? Usually you put in a step
> in the build which does the code checkout.  Mixing and matching repo types
> will likely cause havoc.  I suppose I could add a repo to use assuming it is
> the same of the one defined for that builder(s)

It should be possible -- Buildbot's gotten in trouble before for
saying "well, you shouldn't be able to do ___".   But it should be


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