Please read the release notes if you are upgrading from a previous release! It contains important information about compatibility and changes you must make to your configuration file
The following instructions are specific to installation on version of Unix. For instructions on installing buildbot slaves or masters on Windows, see RunningBuildbotOnWindows
What are you Installing?
The Easy Way
easy_install buildbot buildbot create-master /tmp/experimental_buildmaster # create /tmp/experimental_buildmaster/master.cfg # see http://buildbot.net/buildbot/docs/latest/ buildbot start /tmp/experimental_buildmaster
Building Buildbot from Source
- Download the latest version from the Google Code downloads page. New releases are no longer uploaded to SourceForge.
- In master, run setup.py install as per the README.
- Read the documentation about configuring your new buildbot.
Installing from Binary Packages
- Setuptools (Python package installation utility)
- run easy_install buildbot
- Debian Users
- install the buildbot or buildbot-slave package. The current Debian stable release ("squeeze") has 0.7.12, but there is a newer version in the 'unstable' or 'testing' distribution, currently 0.8.6p1. There is v0.7.12 available in the oldstable branch, aka "Lenny".
- install the 'buildbot' package from the 'universe' section (version 0.7.2 in dapper, 0.7.6 in hardy, 0.7.9 in intrepid and jaunty, 0.7.11p3 in karmic and lucid). Thanks to Matthias Klose for making both of these Debian versions happen! For newer versions, look for backports or install from source.
- Marcus Rueckert has made SUSE RPMs available at http://software.opensuse.org/download/devel:/tools:/building/ . There is also user documentation available.
- Markus Reichelt maintains buildbot-slave at SlackBuilds.org
- install the 'buildbot' package via yum ( "yum install buildbot" )
- run port install buildbot (thanks to Olivier Bonnet for making this happen!)
- run port install buildbot
- Fink (Mac OS X 10.4 and later)
- run "fink install buildbot-py25" or "fink install buildbot-py26", depending on your preferred Python version.
- you have to install buildbot from source yourself, but Matthew Flanagan has written a Solaris 10 SMF manifest which will help automatically launch the buildmaster or buildslave as a Solaris service.
- Other RPM-based distributions
- see Building RPMs to produce RPMs for your Linux distribution, including RHEL and CentOS.
Similar to the above, but
easy_install buildbot-slave buildslave create-slave /tmp/experimental_buildslave .. .. .. buildslave start /tmp/experimental_buildslave
- Homebrew (Mac OS X 10.4 and later)
- run "brew install buildbot-slave"
It remains to be seen how the various packaging systems will deal with this split.