Setting buildbot up is easy, however, setting it up to match Mozilla's Release Engineering requires more work.
Install it inside of a virtual environmentUnfortunately, I never documented it. This is one of the many ways to be setup and I hope I haven't missed any steps:
mkdir repos && cd repos hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/build/buildbotcustom hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/build/tools # add this to your .bashrc # export PYTHONPATH=~/repos/tools/lib/python:~/repos/buildbotcustom:$PYTHONPATH sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv libpython-devel libssl-dev virtualenv ~/venvs source ~/venvs/bin/activate cd ~/venvs pip install pyOpenSSL hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/build/buildbot && cd buildbot/master hg up -r production-0.8 python setup.py install # The previous step will install the latest Twisted which won't work pip install Twisted=="10.1.0"
From here on you will need to use "source ~/venvs/bin/activate" before you can use buildbot.
You can also avoid having to use virtualenvs and install it system wide.
How can you know if it is working?Check that you have the right versions:
$ buildbot --version Buildbot version: 0.8.2-hg-5dda15da8f5d-production-0.8-hg-a3f25f0d508d+-default Twisted version: 10.1.0
Also check that checkconfig returns success:
cd ~/repos/buildbot-configs ./setup-master.py master bm67-tests1-linux cd master buildbot checkconfig .
How to install through your distro's packaging system?If you want to install the normal available buildbot through Ubuntu's package manager you just have to do this:
sudo apt-get install buildbot
You probably need libpython-devel as well as libssl-dev.
Update: added title "How to install through your distro's packaging system?"
Update: improved section "How can you know it is working?"
This work by Zambrano Gasparnian, Armen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.