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

Daniel Levine daniel.levine013 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 00:35:37 UTC 2015

The directories are not swapped AFAIK. Master is 'master', slave is

Both buildbot and buildbot-slave are installed...

On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 8:12 PM, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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