[Python-Dev] Buildslave gets intermittent errors in the svn step

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 23:45:03 CET 2009

2009/11/24 David Bolen <db3l.net at gmail.com>:
> Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> writes:
>> buildbot.interfaces.BuildSlaveTooOldError: This buildslave
>> (moore-windows) does not know about multiple branches, and using
>> mode=update would probably build the wrong tree. Refusing to build.
>> Please upgrade the buildslave to buildbot-0.7.0 or newer.
>> This is very odd, as (a) a simple rerun fixes the issue, and (b) I'm
>> already on buildbot 0.7.0 or newer (can't recall the exact version).
>> It's a Windows XP system, if that helps.
>> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> In my experience this error just means that someone tried to manually
> trigger a build but put the wrong branch information (or left it
> blank) on the submission form.

Hmm, wasn't me :-) The reason field on the build is blank, so this
looks like it's an automatic build.

I'm getting odd failures with some of the tests as well, at the moment
- test_smtplib and others failing but when "Re-running failed tests in
verbose mode" there were no failures.

I wonder if it could be a flaky network connection...?

Thanks for the pointer.

PS Is there a better list for this type of question? I'm not sure how
interesting it is to general python-dev readers.

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