Saturday, 2 August 2008

CruiseControl builds not working

Here's a quick checklist to assist in getting failed builds working again in CruiseControl.NET:
  • Comment out any custom tasks, such as running unit tests, in the ccnet config file (defined within <exec> elements)
  • Find error details quickly within the build log by searching for the following words/phrases:
    • could not
    • failed
    • success="false"
  • Check whether the code compiled without error by:
    • Running the project's team build as used by CCNET
    • Searching for "csc" (or "vbc") in the build log
  • Clear out temporary files on the build server to remove any sticky references

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