Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2073 accepted defect

buildbot is unable to delete subdirectories of the build dir that have non-ASCII names under Windows

Reported by: davidsarah Owned by: davidsarah
Priority: major Milestone: 0.9.+
Version: 0.8.4p2 Keywords: encoding, windows
Cc: david-sarah@…, rutsky.vladimir@…


One of the unit tests in Tahoe-LAFS creates a subdirectory that has a non-ASCII name (locāl_dir). On Windows, this causes an error on subsequent builds when buildbot tries to delete the "workdir" for the build. This seems to happen because it ASCIIfies the name to "local_dir" when trying to change its permissions to ensure it is deleteable.

The traceback is:

starting darcs operation

remoteFailed: [Failure instance: Traceback from remote host -- Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 1425, in start
  File "", line 1444, in maybeClobber
    d.addCallback(self.doClobber, self.workdir)
  File "c:python27libsite-packages", line 297, in addCallback
  File "c:python27libsite-packages", line 286, in addCallbacks
--- <exception caught here> ---
  File "c:python27libsite-packages", line 542, in _runCallbacks
    current.result = callback(current.result, *args, **kw)
  File "", line 1600, in doClobber
  File "", line 127, in rmdirRecursive
  File "", line 127, in rmdirRecursive
  File "", line 124, in rmdirRecursive
    os.chmod(full_name, 0600)
exceptions.WindowsError: [Error 2] Le fichier spécifié est introuvable: 'C:\buildbot_tahoe\FreeStorm_WinXP-x86_py2.6\build\_trial_temp_old228388\drop_upload.MockTest.test_drop_upload\local_dir'

An example of code that more reliably removes a directory tree is the rm_dir function in

This corresponds to Tahoe-LAFS ticket 1472.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by dustin

Can you provide a patch for Buildbot that uses such code? Even better would be such a patch along with a test!

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by davidsarah

  • Owner set to davidsarah
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Yes, I can. Since the immediate problem with Tahoe-LAFS has been worked around, it'll have to wait for a few weeks until after our release.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by dustin

  • Keywords encoding added; unicode removed
  • Milestone changed from undecided to 0.8.+

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by dustin

Any progress here?

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by davidsarah

Sorry, this got pushed down my priority list when I got a new job. Will try to get to it in the next two weeks, unless someone else wants to take it over.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by dustin

I expect that it's all yours :)

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by rutsky

  • Cc rutsky.vladimir@… added

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by dustin

  • Milestone changed from 0.8.+ to 0.9.+

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

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