Closed Bug 478683 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

clobberer doesn't make its purpose clear

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(Release Engineering :: General, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set
minor

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(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: jruderman, Assigned: catlee)

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http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=Firefox&norules=1 says 
  "Use the clobberer if a build needs to be clobbered."
and links to https://build.mozilla.org/clobberer/, which has no instructions.

1) What does it mean to "clobber" something?  Does it cause it to do another build right away, or does it just ensure that next time it builds, it throws away old intermediate files?

2) When is it appropriate to "clobber" rather than "kick" or file an IT bug?

3) When should I use this web tool instead of the "CLOBBER file" technique?
Assignee: nobody → catlee
http://atlee.ca/blog/2009/02/09/clobbering-the-trees/ explains it better than the current text on Tinderbox.
Maybe the documentation should live at 
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Build:ClobberingATinderbox, with the clobberer just linking to this wiki page.
Attachment #371847 - Flags: review?(bhearsum)
Attachment #371847 - Flags: review?(bhearsum) → review+
Comment on attachment 371847 [details] [diff] [review]
Add links to wiki

changeset:   261:d4b2a8b50ca1
Attachment #371847 - Flags: checked‑in+ checked‑in+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: mozilla.org → Release Engineering
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