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Encapsulates a build, used by travis-worker
branch: master

Travis Build Build Status

Travis Build is a library that Travis Workers use to generate a shell based build script which is then uploaded to the VMs using SSH and executed, with the resulting output streamed back to Travis.

This code base has gone through several iterations of development, and was originally extracted from Travis Worker, before taking it's current form.

Running test suites

Since the specs runs the generated build script, we recommend running it in a virtual machine to contain the changes. There's a Vagrantfile in this repository, so you can use Vagrant for this:

vagrant up
vagrant ssh
cd /vagrant
bundle exec rspec spec

If you wish to just run the specs, you can just run bundle exec rspec spec.

Use as addon for CLI

You can set travis-build up as a plugin for the command line client:

ln -s PATH_TO_TRAVIS_BUILD ~/.travis/travis-build

This will add the compile command to travis CLI, which produces the bash script that runs the specified job, except that the secure environment variables are not defined, and that the build matrix expansion is not considered.


The resulting script contains command that make changes to the system on which it is executed (e.g., edit /etc/resolv.conf, install software). Some require sudo privileges and they are not easily undone.

It is highly recommended that you run this on a virtual machine.


The command can be invoked in 3 ways:

  1. Without argument, it produces the bash script for the local .travis.yml without considering env and matrix values (travis-build is unable to expand these keys correctly).

    $ travis compile

  2. With a single integer, it produces the script for the given build (or the first job of that build matrix).

    $ travis compile 8

  3. With an argument of the form M.N, it produces the bash script for the job M.N.

    $ travis compile 351.2

The resultant script can be used on a (virtual) machine that closely mimic Travis CI's build environment to aid you in debugging the build failures.

License & copyright information

See LICENSE file.

Copyright (c) 2011-2014 Travis CI development team.

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