[Buildbot-devel] env variables from last step

Kevin Funk kevin.funk at kdab.com
Fri Nov 7 07:39:45 UTC 2014

On Wednesday 05 November 2014 13:08:55 Nachaat Hassis wrote:
> Hello,
> im facing this problem:
> I have an executable which sets for me many env variables (can't change
> that since its a tool which comes with a workbench).
> is there a way to execute that executable and run the next step in the same
> env?
> thanks for your help,
> cheers.


There's a pretty generic and working solution I've been using for several 
months already. This solution is basically extracting the current env of a 
step into a property (using SetProperty + some extract_fn), which can then 
just be reused in consecutive steps.

It has been discussed on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/a/17721123

PS: I'm all for bringing some native support for this in Buildbot itself, 
though. I think it's a fairly valid use-case.


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