[Buildbot-devel] executing steps on a windows slave that does not have buildbot slave software installed

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Jun 6 23:06:21 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Philippe McLean
<philippe.mclean at gmail.com> wrote:
> my goal is to deploy "production-like" slaves with no configuration, run the
> setup installers, install the build, reboot, run functional tests,
> acceptance tests.
> the main thing is that buildbot should not be on a production machine,
> although python would be.
> something like wmic (can it accept password as an argument?) or powershell
> remote execution...

So these are test-only slaves on which you install the result of a build,
and then run functional tests?

That's starting to sound kind of doable.   The first step would be to do all
that without buildbot.   Once you have it down to a slick set of three or
four commandlines (to copy over the files, unpack them, and run a test script),
and can do that with wmic or powershell, then just add those
three or four commandlines to a script you start from a buildbot
on a different machine.

- Dan

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