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Re: Various tests give illusory results

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: Various tests give illusory results
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:17:02 +0100
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On 09/06/2012 11:09 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 63fa042..6941721 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -25,6 +25,12 @@ GNU coreutils NEWS                                    -*- 
outline -*-

  ** Improvements

+  root-only tests now check for permissions of our dummy user,
+  $NON_ROOT_USERNAME, before trying to run binaries from the build directory.
+  Before, we would get hard-to-diagnose reports of failing root-only tests.
+  Now, those tests are skipped with a useful diagnostic when the root tests
+  are run without following the instructions in README.

Minor point is that this isn't really an improvement visible to users
We've previously used this header for such info: ** Build-related


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