[Buildbot-devel] Error on trying to start buildslave: "unexpected content" in .tac file

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 00:12:32 UTC 2015

On Mar 29, 2015, at 3:17 PM, Daniel Levine <daniel.levine013 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The buildmaster started successfully. The buildslave process, however, exited immediately with
> unexpected content in '/home/localbuild/fluxbox/buildbot.tac'
> invalid buildmaster directory '/home/localbuild/fluxbox'

buildmaster and buildslave directories are not interchangeable. Are the directories swapped in the configuration file?

> What does this mean? I checked that Python could parse the .tac file, and it could without issues. How can I find out *what* content is unexpected?
> I'm using the Debian 8 (Jessie), FWIW, with Buildbot installed from the Debian repository. Not sure if this could be a problem, Debian package quality is usually pretty good.

Debian jessie is currently shipping Buildbot 0.8.9. If you are upgrading from squeeze (Buildbot 0.7.12), the package has been split into a buildbot master package, and buildbot-slave, and so there are separate /etc/default/buildbot and /etc/default/buildslave configuration files now.

Charles Lepple
clepple at gmail

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