[Buildbot-devel] buildbot as Windows service over msys shell

Fabrizio Buratta fabrizio at moldiscovery.com
Fri Jul 5 15:19:26 UTC 2013

My slave is almost done, I have one more problem to fix. I'm using windows
2008 server and I have a step where I need to change the work dir of my
buildstep but Windows ( my guess, I cant see any message on twist.log of
master nor slave ) do not like the path , the same configuration was
working on Windows XP .

the error message is:

"The directory name is invalid."

I've tried to change backslashes to forward , double backslashes and a lot
of other different attemps but nothing works. I'm sure the path I'm passing
is correct.

Can you suggest me any debugging method or solution?

thank you in advance

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM, Fabrizio Buratta
<fabrizio at moldiscovery.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 2:26 AM, Jim Rowan <jmr at computing.com> wrote:
>> msys doesn't provide a python port, so there isn't any "buildbot on msys"
>> option.
>> The official guide takes you down the first path.  If you want to run
>> msys commands (such as 'cat'), you can just use them -- make sure that
>> they're in the %PATH% and they'll work, since they're native windows
>> binaries.  You may need to be aware when you're coding the buildsteps that
>> it's cmd that is processing them.
>> Does that help?
> putting msys/bin to the PATH works with executables but my problem is
> different. I'm using CVS with an ssh tunnel and I need to read .ssh/config
> file with some options for SSH client to connect to my server.  At the
> moment i've got it working by setting the env variable HOME and putting
> .ssh directory in %HOME% ...  however I'm not sure this would be ok for my
> builds on msys. The best scenario would be if I can just configure msys to
> work with my builds ( also manual builds ) and just run the buildslave
> without any alternative setup for it. I'll let keep you updated.
> --
> Fabrizio Buratta
> Molecular Discovery Ltd.

Fabrizio Buratta
Molecular Discovery Ltd.
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