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Buildbot
August 2010

buildbot

System to automate the compile/test cycle (server)

buildbot-master

Build/test automation system

python3-buildbot

System to automate the compile/test cycle (server)

NAME

buildbot - a tool for managing buildbot master instances

SYNOPSIS

General Invocation

buildbot [ global options ] command [ command options ]
buildbot command -h|--help

Command Options

buildbot create-master [ -q|--quiet ] [ -f|--force ] [ -r|--relocatable ] [ -n|--no-logrotate ] [ -s|--log-size SIZE ] [ -l|--log-count COUNT ] [ -c|--config CONFIG ] [ --db DATABASE ] [ PATH ]
buildbot upgrade-master [ -q|--quiet ] [ -r|--replace ] [ --db DATABASE ] [ PATH ]
buildbot [ --verbose ] { start|stop|restart|sighup|reconfig } [ PATH ]
buildbot sendchange [ -m|--master MASTER ] [ -u|--username USERNAME ] [ -R|--repository REPOSITORY ] [ -P|--project PROJECT ] [ -b|--branch BRANCH ] [ -C|--category CATEGORY ] [ -r|--revision REVISION ] [ --revision-file REVISIONFILE ] [ -p|--property PROPERTY ] [ -c|--comments MESSAGE ] [ -F|--logfile LOGFILE ] [ -w|--when TIMESTAMP ] FILES...
buildbot try [ --wait ] [ -n|--dry-run ] [ --get-builder-names ] [ -c|--connect {ssh|pb} ] [ --tryhost HOSTNAME ] [ --trydir PATH ] [ -m|--master MASTER ] [ -u|--username USERNAME ] [ --passwd PASSWORD ] [ --diff DIFF ] [ --patchlevel PATCHLEVEL ] [ --baserev BASEREV ] [ --vc {cvs|svn|tla|baz|darcs|p4} ] [ --branch BRANCH ] [ -b|--builder BUILDER ] [ --properties PROPERTIES ] [ --try-topfile FILE ] [ --try-topdir PATH ]
buildbot tryserver [ --jobdir PATH ]
buildbot checkconfig [ CONFIGFILE ]
buildbot [ --verbose ] { start|stop|restart|sighup|reconfig } [ PATH ]
buildbot [ --verbose ] { --help|--version }

DESCRIPTION

The ‘buildbot’ command-line tool can be used to start or stop a buildmaster and to interact with a running buildmaster instance. Some of its subcommands are intended for buildmaster admins, while some are for developers who are editing the code that the buildbot is monitoring.

OPTIONS

Commands

create-master
Create and populate a directory for a new buildmaster
upgrade-master
Upgrade an existing buildmaster directory for the current version
start Start a buildmaster
stop Stop a buildmaster
restart
Restart a buildmaster
sighup|reconfig
Send SIGHUP signal to buildmaster to make it re-read the config file
sendchange
Send a change to the buildmaster
try Run a build with your local changes. This command requires in-advance configuration of the buildmaster to accept such build requests. Please see the documentation for details about this command.
tryserver
buildmaster-side 'try' support function, not for users
checkconfig
Validate buildbot master config file.

Global options

-h|--help
Print the list of available commands and global options. All subsequent commands are ignored.
--version
Print Buildbot and Twisted versions. All subsequent commands are ignored.
--verbose
Verbose output.

create-master command options

-q|--quiet
Do not emit the commands being run
-f|--force
Re-use an existing directory (will not overwrite master.cfg file)
-r|--relocatable
Create a relocatable buildbot.tac
-n|--no-logrotate
Do not permit buildmaster rotate logs by itself.
-c|--config
Set name of the buildbot master config file to CONFIG. Default file name is master.cfg.
-s|--log-size
Set size at which twisted lof file is rotated to SIZE bytes. Default value is 1000000 bytes.
-l|--log-count
Limit the number of kept old twisted log files to COUNT. All files are kept by default.
--db Set the database connection for storing scheduler/status state to DATABASE. Default value is sqlite:///state.sqlite.
PATH Directory where buildbot master files will be stored.

upgrade-master command options

-q|--quiet
Do not emit the commands being run.
-r|--replace
Replace any modified files without confirmation.
--db Set the database connection for storing scheduler/status state to DATABASE. Default value is sqlite:///state.sqlite.
PATH Directory where buildbot master files are stored.

sendchange command options

--master
Set the location of buildmaster’s PBChangeSource to attach to in form HOST:PORT.
-u|--username
Set committer’s username to USERNAME.
-R|--repository
Set repository URL to REPOSITORY.
-P|--project
Set project specifier to PROJECT.
-b|--branch
Set branch name to BRANCH.
-c|--category
Set category of repository to CATEGORY.
-r|--revision
Set revision being built to REVISION.
--revision-file
Use REVISIONFILE file to read revision spec data from.
-p|--property
Set property for the change to PROPERTY. It should be in format NAME:VALUE.
-m|--comments
Set log message to MESSAGE.
-F|--logfile
Set logfile to LOGFILE.
-w|--when
Set timestamp used as the change time to TIMESTAMP.
FILES Lis of files have been changed.

try command options

--wait Wait until the builds have finished.
-n|--dry-run
Gather info, but don’t actually submit.
--get-builder-names
Get the names of available builders. Doesn’t submit anything. Only supported for ’pb’ connections.
-c|--connect
Connection type. Can be either 'ssh' or 'pb'.
--tryhost
Set the hostname (used by ssh) for the buildmaster to HOSTNAME.
--trydir
Specify trydir (on the tryhost) where tryjobs are deposited.
-m|--master
Set the location of the buildmaster’s try scheduler in form HOST:PORT
-u|--username
Set the username performing the trial build to USERNAME.
--passwd
Set password for PB authentication to PASSWORD.
--diff Use DIFF file to use as a patch instead of scanning a local tree. Use '-' for stdin.
--patchlevel
Specify the patchlevel to apply with. Defaults to 0. See patch for details.
--baserev
Use BASEREV revision instead of scanning a local tree.
--vc Specify version control system in use. Possible values: cvs, svn, tla, baz, darcs, p4.
--branch
Specify the branch in use, for VC systems that can’t figure it out themselves.
-b|--builder
Run the trial build on the specified Builder. Can be used multiple times.
--properties
Specify the set of properties made available in the build environment in format prop1=value1,prop2=value2...
--try-topfile
Specify name of a file at the top of the tree. This option is used to find the top. Only needed for SVN and CVS.
--try-topdir
Specify the path to the top of the working copy. Only needed for SVN and CVS.

tryserver command options

--jobdir
The jobdir (maildir) for submitting jobs

FILES

master.cfg
Buildbot master configuration file
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