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Re: [Monotone-devel] Time for a release

From: Thomas Keller
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Time for a release
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:17:56 +0200
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Am 05.06.2010 23:24, schrieb Thomas Keller:
> Am 05.06.10 18:26, schrieb Zack Weinberg:
>> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 4:59 AM, Thomas Keller <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> I assume you meant "/dev/nul instead of /dev/null" there?
>>> No, I meant /dev/nul - try GNU patch and tamper the patch file to
>>> "+++ /dev/nul" (which is of course wrong) - then you'll see that empty
>>> files are kept and are only removed explicitely with -E. This is what I
>>> mean - we'd tamper the test if we add -E, because then we just test GNU
>>> patch to correctly interpret the -E option, but not to automatically
>>> remove the file if it is empty _and_ has the target /dev/null.
>> Oh, I see what you mean.  Well, is the exact behavior of the system
>> 'patch' utility the focus of the test?  I'm kinda inclined to doubt
>> it, but I have lost the message that says which test we're talking
>> about here...
> The test is diff_patch_drop and IMHO it exactly tests the proper removal
> of the files at the end. If not we could / should probably just remove
> the last two checks.

I have changed the test that it now executes patch with -E on BSD's and
that it only checks for a removed directory on non-BSD's (apparently GNU
patch is much more aggressive).

FreeBSD and openBSD now pass this test - the openBSD bot is still broken
with three other tests though.


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