Using the source repository to trigger the build of a plan is one of the available methods for triggering builds in Bamboo.
"Repository triggers the build when changes are committed" has the advantage of placing minimal load on your Bamboo server. However, it requires that your source repository is configured to fire an event to the Bamboo server (which the configured Plan will 'listen for').
Configuring the repository to trigger the build when changes are committed requires two changes:
The overall process is: a commit to the repository causes a post-commit message to be sent to Bamboo. Bamboo responds by checking the repository for unbuilt changes. If changes are found, Bamboo triggers a build.
1. Configuring your source repository
Configure your source code management system's repository to send post-commit event messages to Bamboo. These messages tell Bamboo to begin building the plans that use this repository.
You can download the scripts using this link. Use the same SVN script for Git. Copy the scripts to your repository. The scripts can also been found in the
/scriptsfolder of your Bamboo Installation Directory.
- Depending on which operating system your repository is running on, you may need to edit the scripts. The scripts assume that '
wget' is in '
/usr/bin/'; if this isn't the case for your repository (e.g. Solaris 10 has it in
/usr/sfw/bin/), edit the scripts and change '
/usr/bin/' to the appropriate location.
- Ensure that the user which Bamboo is running as has appropriate file permissions to execute the scripts, i.e. the scripts should be executable by non-root user(s).
2. Configuring Bamboo to respond to post-commit messages
Before you begin:
- Triggering a build when there is no repository update — Bamboo will ignore build triggers if the local working copy and the repository copy have the same revision numbers. When testing your build triggers, ensure that the local working copy is not the latest version - if this is the case, Bamboo will take no further action.
- If you're using the Bitbucket Bamboo post-push hook, ensure that the user you are using to authenticate triggering the build has the 'build' permission on the plan you are attempting to trigger.
To configure Bamboo to trigger a build on code check in:
- Click Dashboard and then the All Plans tab.
- Locate the plan in the list and click the edit icon to display the plan's configuration pages.
- Click the Triggers tab, then click either an existing trigger or Add Trigger.
- Optionally, enter a trigger description.
- Choose Trigger type > Repository triggers the build when changes are committed.
- Bamboo displays the available repositories for the plan, as previously configured on the Source Repositories tab. Choose the repositories that this trigger should apply to.
Only enter an IP address in Trigger IP Addresses if you want Bamboo to trigger on post-commit messages from other than the primary IP address for the repository.
If you use a Mercurial or Git repository then you must type the IP address of your repository host in Trigger IP Addresses. For Bitbucket the current outbound IP addresses can be found at Access Bitbucket from Behind a Firewall
- Click Save Trigger.
Screenshot: Build Strategy – repository triggers the build when changes are committed