[Buildbot-devel] how to run buildslave intermittently from cron

Benoît Allard benoit at aeteurope.nl
Tue Mar 20 16:39:52 UTC 2012

On 3/20/2012 3:42 AM, Chris Kees wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to run buildslaves on some systems where the sys admins are
> not very pleased with me running buildslave permanently in the
> background. Oddly to my mind, they will allow me to use cron. I'm
> wondering if there's a way for me to set up the buildslave so that
> cron could just periodically starts the buildslave, process all
> scheduled builds, and then shuts down the buildslave. Has this
> situation been encountered by anybody else?

Have you looked at the "Latent Build slaves" ?


This might be something for you.


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