[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot 0.8.6p1 not giving me "Force Build"

Georges Racinet gracinet at anybox.fr
Mon Apr 30 01:08:21 UTC 2012

Hello, list

On 04/30/2012 02:45 AM, Bob Hood wrote:
> I've updated my 0.8.3 Buildbot system to the current release (0.8.6p1). 
> When I start the master, and then start the slave, I'm not being given the
> option to "Force Build" on any of the slaves.  All it allows is "Ping".  Any
> reason why I should be seeing this?  I suspect there's something in my
> master.cfg that is causing this issue, but there's nothing in the log to
> indicate any issues.
> Anybody else run into this when updating to 0.8.6?
Hi, as far as I know, this is a new feature of 0.8.6.
In short, you must now create ForceSchedulers for force builds.
This actually gives you much more control, including the ability to
tailor the form to what make sense for your builds (custom properties,
etc.) and of course which Builders can be force-builded.

The current master.cfg.sample has an example, see also


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