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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: [buildbot] What tools are available to shell scripts?
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:18:19 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sebb [mailto:sebbaz@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 February 2012 8:59 PM
> To: builds@apache.org
> Subject: [buildbot] What tools are available to shell scripts?
> I'm trying to fix the script that creates the JMeter nightly builds
> Turns out that Ubuntu (I assume the script runs on the master) and FreeBSD
> don't agree on what options ls(1) uses to specify the date format.
> [Seems unlikely that using find(1) -ls would be any better in this regard]
> I've tried using my Ubuntu VM and that does not even seem to agree with
> the results from buildbot either.
> Rather than keep tweaking the shell script to fit the specific local
dialect of
> commands such as ls(1), is there a generic scripting language such as Perl
> is guaranteed to be available on buildbot?

gmcdonald@aegis:~$ perl -v

This is perl, v5.10.1 (*) built for x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi

gmcdonald@aegis:~$ python -V
Python 2.6.5

Take your pick


> I could then test the script on Minotaur (and my Ubuntu VM) and have some
> hope of it working (and being easier to maintain) on buildbot.

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