[Python-Dev] trunk buildbot status

Trent Nelson tnelson at onresolve.com
Thu Mar 20 08:13:32 CET 2008

Thanks Eric, very useful to know.  I guess it's just that particular build slave...

From: Eric Smith [eric+python-dev at trueblade.com]
Sent: 20 March 2008 02:55
To: Trent Nelson
Cc: python-dev at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] trunk buildbot status

Trent Nelson wrote:
> I'd recommend cd'ing to your trunk root directory and running Tool\buildbot\build.bat from there -- it'll automatically check out all the dependencies and build via command line with vcbuild (building via Visual Studio usually always Does The Right Thing, command line builds often take a bit more coercing).

Okay, that's extremely helpful.  With that (and installing nasmw.exe), a
trunk checkout builds correctly and passes all tests (although skipping
test_tcl) on my box.  As I said, it's XP x86 with 2008 Express Edition only.

Let me know if I can provide any other information.  Unfortunately I
don't have access to this box during the work day (EDT), and I'm leaving
for vacation tomorrow (Friday).  But I'll help as best I can.


> ________________________________________
> From: Eric Smith [eric+python-dev at trueblade.com]
> Sent: 19 March 2008 20:49
> To: Trent Nelson
> Cc: python-dev at python.org; doko at ubuntu.com; joe at joevial.com; theller at ctypes.org; db3l.net at gmail.com; nnortwitz at gmail.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] trunk buildbot status
> Trent Nelson wrote:
>> Quick update on the status of the trunk buildbots:
>> [x86 XP trunk (Joseph Armbruster)]
>> This box didn't survive the recent build changes, but I can't figure out why, none of the other Windows boxes encounter this error:
>> The following error has occurred during XML parsing:
>> File: C:\python\buildarea\trunk.armbruster-windows\build\PCbuild\_bsddb.vcproj
>> Line: 179
>> Column: 1
>> Error Message:
>> Illegal qualified name character.
>> The file 'C:\python\buildarea\trunk.armbruster-windows\build\PCbuild\_bsddb.vcproj' has failed to load.
>> Can someone check a clean trunk build on a Windows system that *only* has Visual C++ Express 2008?  The latest build system updates don't rely on any features of Visual Studio Professional, but the tools use a lot of common files, and perhaps a Service Pack needs to be applied or something.
> I just built the trunk on a Windows XP x86 box that only has Visual C++
> Express 2008 installed.  I got a bunch of errors with sqlite, tcl,
> db-4.4.20, and ssl, but the interpreter built and appears to run ok.
> But since I don't have bsddb installed, I don't think I'm executing the
> portion of the build process that you find failing.
> I don't have time to install bsddb tonight, but I can do that in about
> 24 hours if you still need me to.
> Eric.

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