Hmm.... I sent this a couple days ago but got no response, and also it
isn't in the archives so I'm not sure what happened.
Anyway, the first issue (forcing builds) is resolved. We're still
having problems with our OS X build machine (second issue outlined
below), so if anybody has any ideas on that, I would appreciate it.
The executive summary of the issue is that after working for a while,
the OS X build slave starts failing CVS. No changes to the system are
made in the interim.
I have a couple of odd problems with Buildbot and wondered if anyone
had seen these before and knew how to get past them. I've done some
Google searches and some other experimentation but haven't figured out
how to get past these issues.
I recently upgraded from 0.7.5 to 0.7.7, and that's when both issues
Issue #1: I can't get the "Force Build" feature to work anymore. In
0.7.5, it worked fine. In 0.7.7, "Force Build" does nothing no matter
how I fill in the form. I submit the form with my name, with
"testing" as the reason, and "None" for both the branch and the
revision. I have tried other words for branch & revision too (such as
"Main" and "Latest" or "*" for both fields), but nothing seems to
work. Any idea what I should do about that? In 0.7.5, I was able to
force a build, no problem.
Issue #2: When I upgraded to 0.7.7, I added a new build slave: OS X
(Leopard). What I see is that after working successfully for a while,
the OS X slave will fail CVS checkout, with "You don't exist, go
away!" I have researched that error message, and it seems to be an
SSH authentication issue (the comma in the error message gives that
away). The error doesn't make sense, though, because the exact same
command works manually, and the slave itself works for a while and
then just quits working - it builds fine for a while and on a
subsequent build it starts generating that error message. Restarting
the slave doesn't always fix the problem, and restarting the master
doesn't fix it either - sometimes the entire build system needs to be
restarted. Whether a restart fixes it seems to be random, but
whenever the buildslave starts failing, it never works again and must
be restarted, sometimes a number of times.
Any ideas on how I can resolve these?
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