[Buildbot-devel] Use of Interpolate in git source step

Amber Yust amber.yust at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 05:09:36 UTC 2013

+Andrew explicitly.

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Amber Yust <amber.yust at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dustin, the issue is being triggered here:
> https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/blob/buildbot-0.8.8/master/buildbot/steps/source/git.py#L313
> The proximate cause of the problem is that the implementation of the Git
> source step in 0.8.8 assumes that the command is a list of basic strings
> such that they can be .join()'d together for a log message. This of course
> fails if the command includes any Interpolate or WithProperties instances.
> As far as I can tell, this has been a problem since 2011 when the
> rewritten Git source step was introduced; that line blames all the way to
> 9b032e6a<https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/commit/9b032e6ac17575841032c3a3c8a0def5da7fe569>,
> and would definitely prevent any non-string values in the parameters which
> eventually get placed into the command. A quick fix for 0.8.8 folks may be
> as simple as removing/altering that logging statement.
> From what I can see, the current master does not include that logging
> statement, and thus should not be affected by the issue - it was removed in
> 4b9db3e6<https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/commit/4b9db3e64a47985675a2975bb8348a4bcbaf08b3> which
> was fixing an entirely different bug but apparently had the side effect of
> also fixing this.
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us>wrote:
>> Can you file a bug with the full traceback?  I'm not sure what's not
>> being rendered from the chunk of the traceback you posted.
>> Dustin
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