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Can a Bamboo agent automatically detect executables on a system?

We use a fairly standard build across most of our dev / testing servers, including our common tools (debuild, gcc, prove, etc). As far as I can tell, Bamboo requires me to configure each agent that comes online with each of the binaries that are installed that the various jobs will need.

As we grow I can see this maintenance task getting larger & larger, both as we add / replace remote agents and as we add more tasks to each of our plans.

Given that I've already provided a name & path to an executable once (e.g. gcc: /usr/bin/gcc), can Bamboo automatically pick this up on all future agents?

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If all your agents are the same, you can create a single file that lists all your common capabilities and provide it to the agent at startup.

Awesome, thanks. In my case this will certainly help, though I'm still keen on automated detection.

And if they're not?

@James Dumay [Atlassian] Yeah. Well its not working^^ 


echo $PATH


cat /root/bamboo-agent-home/bin/
system.builder.command.Docker-Compose /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

The docs don't say how to define custom executables, and I've tried a few things (like system.scons=/usr/bin/scons or system.scons.executable=/usr/bin/scons) but can't make it "go" (they all just end up in Custom). Any hints please?

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