Preparing for buildbot worker setup
Since the goal is to build Python from source, the system will need to have everything required to do normal python development: a compiler, a linker, and (except on windows) the “development” headers for any of the optional modules (zlib, OpenSSL, etc) supported by the platform. Follow the steps outlined in Getting Started for the target platform, all the way through to having a working compiled python.
In order to set up the buildbot software, you will need to obtain an identifier and password for your worker so it can join the fleet. Email email@example.com to discuss adding your worker and to obtain the needed workername and password. You can do some of the steps that follow before having the credentials, but it is easiest to have them before the “buildbot worker” step below.