Status update

Long story short, SeaMonkey’s upload and download hosts have changed and with that, some of the configuration parameters needed changing in the backend.  No problem.  Can’t be that hard.  Changed the configs… boom.  Green.

If only things were so simple in life.

MC on #seamonkey pointed out that there hadn’t been any uploads to the server since <some date>.    Looking carefully at the download site, ‘lo and behold,  none of the uploads to the servers are actually getting there.

But the tree was green!  Even the step on the buildbot master said green.  The log within that step said “upload complete”.  How can that be lying?

It wasn’t lying and the uploads didn’t make it.  (You have to be here to see my facial expression… complete confusion.)

Then I realized that “it wasn’t lying and the uploads didn’t make it” isn’t a contradiction.  It’s contrary to what I believe, but what I think happened is that the ‘receiver’ of the uploads discarded them quietly.

So  all those green results are lies.

Self-deprecating humor aside, I think I’ve fixed the Linux and OSX64 side.  Windows, on the other hand, is problematic.  Apparently the system I’m using has no access to the new upload host.  Soooo.. that will need to be fixed.

So all in all, been busy.

Lesson learnt?  Green really isn’t green until one confirms that it’s green; otherwise, it could be fuschia, red or purple.


About ewong

I'm a SeaMonkey dev/RelEnger and a bit of a buildbot dev.
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2 Responses to Status update

  1. Ant says:

    Ahh, the fun of computers. 🙂

  2. Intergalactic Spelling Nazi General says:

    It’s fucking fuchsia:
    Your useless planet will soon be annihilated.

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