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Re: [FYI] {master} tests: avoid wrong skips in dist-formats.tap

From: Peter Rosin
Subject: Re: [FYI] {master} tests: avoid wrong skips in dist-formats.tap
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:39:20 +0100
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Stefano Lattarini skrev 2012-02-09 19:50:
> * tests/dist-formats.tap: The test checking whether the 'compress'
> program is actually capable of compressing files relied on the
> assumption that 'compress' exits with status zero if no problem
> occurs; alas, this reasonable assumption doesn't hold in practice,
> since 'compress' does (and is documented to) exit with status 2 if
> the output is larger than the input after (attempted) compression!
> Fix this by using and input that 'compress' can actually reduce in
> size when compressing.

Ooops, sorry, and thanks for tidying up!


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