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From Olivier Lamy <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Buildbot] value for M2_HOME (maven.home) ?
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:20:29 GMT
2012/2/29 Gavin McDonald <gavin@16degrees.com.au>:
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jesse Glick [mailto:jesse.glick@oracle.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, 29 February 2012 8:55 AM
>> To: builds@apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [Buildbot] value for M2_HOME (maven.home) ?
>>
>> On 02/28/2012 05:46 PM, Gavin McDonald wrote:
>> >> Is there a document that describes where to find things on each slave?
>> >
>> > with over 30 slaves and different admins installing stuff all the time, I fear
it
>> would be a nightmare to keep updated.
>>
>> This is why tool auto-installation [1] was created. Even if you do not want to
>> use the automatic installers, you can still define an abstract tool on master
>> and then assign a path for it on each slave (in the node properties page).
>> Then a job can use the tool without having to hardcode a path. If by "using"
>> the tool you need to do something more specialized than just assigning it to a
>> standard build step, the Tool Environment plugin [2] can be very helpful.
>>
>> [1] https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Tool+Auto-Installation
>> [2] https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Tool+Environment+Plugin
>
> Note the Topic - BUILDBOT , not Jenkins!
>
> If the Jenkins Admins want to do that, fine.
>
> Gav...
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>

Yup that's good for our tools (Ant Maven) using this automatic
installer/downloader.
BTW for jdk it's not anymore possible as some changes has been done on
oracle download side.... (so doesn't work anymore) and it was not
supported for all os.

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Olivier

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