Closed Bug 478683 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago
clobberer doesn't make its purpose clear
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?
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) → review+
Comment on attachment 371847 [details] [diff] [review] Add links to wiki changeset: 261:d4b2a8b50ca1
Attachment #371847 - Flags: checkedâ€‘in+ checked‑in+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: mozilla.org → Release Engineering
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