prep for update site
diff --git a/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.webupdatesite/build-home/runUpdateAllProjects.sh b/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.webupdatesite/build-home/runUpdateAllProjects.sh
index 2592881..117c604 100644
--- a/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.webupdatesite/build-home/runUpdateAllProjects.sh
+++ b/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.webupdatesite/build-home/runUpdateAllProjects.sh
@@ -68,13 +68,21 @@
 fi
 	
 # if not provided, we'll use the one coded here	
-if [ -z buildrepositorypath] 	
+if [ -z buildrepositorypath ] 	
 then
    buildrepositorypath=$HOME/downloads/webtools/downloads/drops/R3.1/M-3.1M-20090910022803/updateSite/
 fi
-	
-echo "   Updating index and web site files, and site.xml file"
-rsync -vrp "${buildrepositorypath}"/* "${testUpdateSite}"
+
+if [ -d "${buildrepositorypath}" ]	
+then
+       echo "   Updating index and web site files, and site.xml file"
+       rsync -vrp "${buildrepositorypath}"/* "${testUpdateSite}"
+else
+       echo "  build repo directory does not exisit"
+       echo "  buildrepositorypath: $buildrepositorypath"
+       exit 99
+fi
+
 rsync -vp ${HOME}/${updateToolsDir}/WebContent/${mainIndexFileName} ${testUpdateSite}/index.html
 rsync -vp ${HOME}/${updateToolsDir}/WebContent/*.jpg ${testUpdateSite}