[darcs-users] buildslaves sought

Petr Rockai me at mornfall.net
Wed Sep 9 05:47:40 UTC 2009


Hi,

Ganesh Sittampalam <ganesh at earth.li> writes:
> Do you have any advice for installing buildbot on debian? It's in debian so it
> installs fine, but the buildbot gets a shell of /bin/false and a home dir in
> /var/lib/buildbot which is a bit messy for running cabal install as that user -
> in particular I can't seem to trivially get a shell with the right $HOME
> set. Did you make some tweaks? I can think of various options, but it'd be best
> to find a standard solution and document that.
IME sudo -H -u buildbot <cmd> (as root) usually works, no matter the login
shell or $HOME. (But you should have a valid HOME for buildbot, to make cabal
work -- on Debian, this is IIRC /var/lib/buildbot or such...)

Yours,
   Petr.

PS: Please amend the wiki with anything you find, thanks!


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