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Re: Testsuite 147,148,149,150

From: Tadeus (Eus) Prastowo
Subject: Re: Testsuite 147,148,149,150
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:33:22 +0100

Hi Eric!

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 02/24/2011 03:23 PM, Tadeus (Eus) Prastowo wrote:
> > But, I am wondering how the tarball can be released when not all test
> cases
> > are okay ;-)
> They were all okay _for the person who did the release_, given the set
> of software installed on one single machine.  That does not mean the
> testsuite is bug-free; sometimes, we don't find out about testsuite bugs
> until after a release, when other people test with a wider combinations
> of other software.

Ah, I see.

> But that does not mean that a bug in the testsuite invalidates using
> that build of autoconf.  You can most likely safely ignore those
> testsuite failures, especially given that Ralf has pointed out the
> likely commit that fixed that particular testsuite bug.

Yup, it makes sense.

> > That is the reason why I try to bootstrap from what I have in my git
> clone.
> Bootstrap generally requires starting from an installed tarball, not
> from a git clone.  Once you have installed something, then you can work
> from git and install a git snapshot.  But you have to start somewhere,
> and that's from a tarball.

Ah, I understand now.

Thank you very much for the information :-)

> --
> Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
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