The buildbot's behavior is defined by the “config file”, which
normally lives in the master.cfg file in the buildmaster's base
directory (but this can be changed with an option to the
buildbot create-master command). This file completely specifies
which Builders are to be run, which slaves they should use, how
Changes should be tracked, and where the status information is to be
sent. The buildmaster's buildbot.tac file names the base
directory; everything else comes from the config file.
A sample config file was installed for you when you created the buildmaster, but you will need to edit it before your buildbot will do anything useful.
This chapter gives an overview of the format of this file and the various sections in it. You will need to read the later chapters to understand how to fill in each section properly.