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Re: test failure in make check-root

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: test failure in make check-root
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:00:47 +0100

Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On Thursday 26 of March 2009 16:20:15 Sven Joachim wrote:
>>> A test in make check-root fails for me.  Since I usually don't make
>>> check-root, it might have been around for a while.  Full log follows:
> That /usr/local/src is setgid src seems to be the crux.  After removing
> the setgid bit with "chmod -R -s /usr/local/src/coreutils-7.1.81-9b653",
> "make check-root" succeeds.

Thanks for figuring that out.
This should solve it.

>From 82035963a093a66e8267e746ebef0ddcf78d9e90 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:58:45 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] tests: avoid spurious test failure in set-GID build dir

* tests/install/install-C-root: Skip this test if in set-gid directory.
Reported by Sven Joachim and C de-Avillez.
 tests/install/install-C-root |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tests/install/install-C-root b/tests/install/install-C-root
index df2843d..d5cc2de 100755
--- a/tests/install/install-C-root
+++ b/tests/install/install-C-root
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@ fi

 . $srcdir/test-lib.sh


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