[Python-Dev] Buildbot running Debian amd64 as root

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pydev at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 21:31:07 CET 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
> Am 30.12.2013 15:02, schrieb Chris Angelico:
>> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:05 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 12:35 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> In another thread it was suggested that a new buildbot running as root
>>>> would be of value. I've spun up a virtual machine running Debian
>>>> Wheezy amd64, have installed buildbot from the repository (version
>>>> 0.8.6p1), and am ready to have it join the farm. How do I go about
>>>> doing this?
>>> Is there any interest in this build slave? I haven't heard back from
>>> anyone as to where to go from here.
>> Antoine's contacted me off-list and sorted out the details. Bruce the
>> Aussie Buildbot is now in operation. (And yes, the hostname is
>> 'bruce'.)
>> Thanks Antoine!
> Thanks guys!
> The buildbot is missing some vital header files. Please run:
>   # apt-get build-dep python3.3
> to install all required dependencies.

It looks like it compiled and ran the tests fine, except for two
failures due to a lack of zlib.  If zlib is a required dependency, the
build process should die without it (or fall back to the version
living in Modules/zlib), and needs to be fixed.  If it is as optional
as it seems to look, then it might be good to keep a buildbot that
explicitly doesn't have all (or even any) of the optional dependencies
and we should just fix the tests that expect zlib unconditionally.
Perhaps not this buildbot, though, since it's the only one running as

Either way, this buildbot's first and thus far only run has already
shown up something that needs to be fixed ;)


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