[Buildbot-devel] Recovering from having wrong git installed on cygwin
dank at kegel.com
Fri Dec 7 17:57:42 UTC 2012
Restarting the master seems to have helped this time, whew.
On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> Oh, dear. It happened again. And this time there's no native git interfering.
> The log says it's git version 220.127.116.11, and it gets stuck waiting for
> the first git call to finish.
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
>> The FAQ notes that there are problems on cygwin if you have the wrong
>> git installed.
>> For small projects, if you accidentally have 'native' git installed,
>> running buildslaves on cygwin seems fine.
>> For larger ones... mine failied to check out a source tree with git.
>> On the master log, I saw things like
>> 2012-11-13 16:48:16-0800 [-] Starting git command : git clone --branch
>> iz git.oblong.com:~cp/pub/yovo.git .
>> 2012-11-13 16:48:16-0800 [-] <RemoteShellCommand '['git', 'clone',
>> '--branch', u'iz', 'git.oblong.com:~cp/pub/yovo.git', '.']'>:
>> RemoteCommand.run 
>> 2012-11-13 16:48:16-0800 [-] command '['git', 'clone', '--branch',
>> u'iz', 'git.oblong.com:~cp/pub/yovo.git', '.']' in dir 'source'
>> and then it just hung for a long time.
>> Worse, when I press 'cancel build', the build... keeps hanging. It
>> doesn't go away.
>> The status page for the build gets another 'interrupt' entry; they
>> pile up, so it looks like this:
>> git updating ( running )
>> Recovering from this mess was hard. First I had to figure out that
>> the wrong git was being
>> invoked -- oddly, cygwin's PATH didn't have /bin first.
>> I had to uninstall the wrong git, then blow away both master and slave totally.
>> Yup, having the wrong git on the slave somehow corrupted the state on
>> the master.
>> Or maybe I was just having a bad day.
>> Anyway, posting this in case it helps someone else later.
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