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2.5.11. Build Steps

BuildSteps are usually specified in the buildmaster’s configuration file, in a list that goes into the BuildFactory. The BuildStep instances in this list are used as templates to construct new independent copies for each build (so that state can be kept on the BuildStep in one build without affecting a later build). Each BuildFactory can be created with a list of steps, or the factory can be created empty and then steps added to it using the addStep method:

from buildbot.plugins import util, steps

f = util.BuildFactory()
f.addSteps([
    steps.SVN(repourl="http://svn.example.org/Trunk/"),
    steps.ShellCommand(command=["make", "all"]),
    steps.ShellCommand(command=["make", "test"])
])

The basic behavior for a BuildStep is to:

  • run for a while, then stop

  • possibly invoke some RemoteCommands on the attached worker

  • possibly produce a set of log files

  • finish with a status described by one of four values defined in buildbot.process.results: SUCCESS, WARNINGS, FAILURE, SKIPPED

  • provide a list of short strings to describe the step

The rest of this section describes all the standard BuildStep objects available for use in a Build, and the parameters which can be used to control each. A full list of build steps is available in the Build Step Index.

2.5.11.58. Build steps

The following build steps are available: