Buildbot comes in two parts:
buildbot (the master) and
buildbot-slave (the slave). The two can be installed individually or
The easiest way to install Buildbot is using 'pip'. For the master:
pip install buildbot
and for the slave:
pip install buildbot-slave
Buildbot and Buildslave can also be installed using the standard python
distutils process. For either component (buildbot or buildbot-slave),
after unpacking the tarball, the process is:
python setup.py build python setup.py install
where the install step may need to be done as root. This will put the bulk of
the code in somewhere like
will also install the
buildbot command-line tool in
If the environment variable
$NO_INSTALL_REQS is set to '1', then
setup.py will not try to install Buildbot's requirements. This is
usually only useful when building a Buildbot package.
To test this, shift to a different directory (like
/tmp), and run:
buildbot --version # or buildslave --version
If it shows you the versions of Buildbot and Twisted, the install went
ok. If it says
no such command or it gets an
when it tries to load the libaries, then something went wrong.
pydoc buildbot is another useful diagnostic tool.
Windows users will find these files in other places. You will need to
make sure that python can find the libraries, and will probably find
it convenient to have
buildbot on your PATH.