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2.10.3 Forcing Builds

From the buildmaster's main status web page, you can force a build to be run on your build slave if you set the proper authorization options in your master.cfg file see WebStatus Configuration Parameters.

Figure out which column is for a builder that runs on your slave, click on that builder's name, and the page that comes up will have a "Force Build" button. Fill in the form, hit the button, and a moment later you should see your slave's twistd.log filling with commands being run. Using pstree or top should also reveal the cvs/make/gcc/etc processes being run by the buildslave. Note that the same web page should also show the admin and host information files that you configured earlier.