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devpi-jenkins: Jenkins build trigger for devpi-server

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devpi-jenkins: Jenkins build trigger for devpi-server

For use with devpi-server >= 2.2.0.


devpi-jenkins needs to be installed alongside devpi-server.

You can install it with:

pip install devpi-jenkins

For devpi-server there is no configuration needed, as it will automatically discover the plugin through calling hooks using the setuptools entry points mechanism.

Details about configuration below.


devpi-jenkins can trigger Jenkins to test uploaded packages using tox. This needs configuration on two sides:

  • devpi: configuring an index to send POST requests to Jenkins upon upload

  • Jenkins: adding one or more jobs which can get triggered by devpi-jenkins.

Configuring a devpi index to trigger Jenkins

Here is a example command, using a /testuser/dev index and a Jenkins server at http://localhost:8080:

# needs one Jenkins job for each name of uploaded packages
devpi index /testuser/dev uploadtrigger_jenkins=http://localhost:8080/job/{pkgname}/build

Any package which gets uploaded to /testuser/dev will now trigger a POST request to the specified url. The {pkgname} and {pkgversion} strings will be substituted with the name of the uploaded package. You don’t need to specify such substitutions, however, if you rather want to have one generic Jenkins job which executes all tests for all your uploads:

# one generic job for all uploaded packages
devpi index /testuser/dev uploadtrigger_jenkins=http://localhost:8080/job/multijob/build

This requires a single multijob on the Jenkins side whereas the prior configuration would require a job for each package name that you possibly upload.

Note that uploading a package will succeed independently if a build job could be submitted successfully to Jenkins.

Configuring Jenkins job(s)

On the Jenkins side, you need to configure one or more jobs which can be triggered by devpi-jenkins. Each job is configured in the same way:

  • go to main Jenkins screen

  • hit “New Job” and enter a name (“multijob” if you want to configure a generic job), then select “freey style software project”, hit OK.

  • enable “This build is parametrized” and add a “File Parameter”, setting the file location to

  • add a buildstep “Execute Python script” (you need to have the Python plugin installed and enabled in Jenkins) and enter execfile("").

  • hit “Save” for the new build job.

You can now devpi upload a package to an index and see Jenkins starting after the upload successfully returns.

Behind the scenes

Once you triggered a job from devpi, you can checkout the in the Jenkins workspace to see what was injected. The injected script roughly follows these steps:

  • retrieves a stable virtualenv release through the devpi root/pypi index (i.e. use its caching ability)

  • unpack the virtualenv tar ball and run the contained “” script to create a _devpi environment

  • install/upgrade devpi-client into that environment

  • devpi use the index which we were triggered from

  • devpi test PKG where PKG is the package name that we uploaded.


3.0.0 - 2023-12-19

  • Drop support for Python <= 3.6. [fschulze]

  • Fix for new pluggy version. [fschulze]

  • Remove unused import from [fschulze]

2.0.0 - 2016-04-25

  • Drop support for Python 2.6 [fschulze]

  • fixes for devpi-server 3.0.0, older versions aren’t supported anymore [fschulze]

1.0.0 - 2015-05-13

  • include version in testspec for devpi test command [fschulze]

  • separated into plugin from devpi-server [fschulze (Florian Schulze)]

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