[Buildbot-devel] DirectoryUpload not over-writing

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Tue Sep 16 22:02:50 UTC 2014

The DirectoryUpload is basically a FileUpload with `tar -cf -` on one
and and `tar -xf -` on the other.  Except using Python's built-in
tarfile module.

The function used on the master is

Some manual checking shows that extractall will overwrite files with
matching filenames.  So, I'm not sure how you'd see what you're


On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Ian Bell <ian.h.bell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am uploading Sphinx generated documentation to the master, and it seems to
> randomly not over-write files.  Is there a flag that determines what to do
> in the case that the file already exists? Sometimes it seems that
> DirectoryUpload does blast the file.  Sometimes not.
> For instance, in my main page index.html, on the slave the file was rebuild
> properly, but when the directory is uploaded, the index.html does not get
> blasted with the upload.  A clean of the master directory does the job, but
> it seems like overkill.
> Ian
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