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Re: new test failures

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: new test failures
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:19:33 +0100

Hi Jim!

Le 17 févr. 2012 à 09:59, Jim Meyering a écrit :

> This is a good reason to run each test in its own sandbox.

Yes, definitely.

> Have you looked at gnulib's init.sh framework?
> It creates (and automatically removes upon termination)
> a temporary directory for each test.  To use it, you add
> a line like this at the top of your script:
>    . "${srcdir=.}/init.sh"; path_prepend_ ../src
> where in the above example, ../src specifies a directory
> to prepend to your shell's search path, so you don't have to
> use long absolute (risky, hard to reproduce) or often-unreadable
> relative file names for programs you test.

That might be an option, thanks for the pointer!

> Oh!  I've just looked and see that bison is already there:
>    http://hydra.nixos.org/jobset/gnu/bison-master

Great!!!  Thanks a lot for the pointer.

> Now, all you need to do is request that a few names (or mailing list
> address) be added to its config so that you are notified of state
> changes.  The address@hidden mailing list is probably a good
> place to start.

I'll drop them a note, thanks!  Would bug-bison be appropriate
in your opinion, or that would overflow subscribers?

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