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Re: Test harness on VMS working, 58 tests currently failing.

From: h.becker
Subject: Re: Test harness on VMS working, 58 tests currently failing.
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:11:30 +0100
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On 03/01/2014 09:50 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> On 2/28/2014 8:07 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>> I have the test harness apparently working on VMS.  I need to fix up the
>> DCL command procedure that is needed set up a number of foreign
>> commands needed by it before submitting a patch.

For which version? I assume for the current development stream from the
git repository, correct?

>> If no one else is interested in immediately running the test harness on
>> VMS, I can wait on submitting a patch until I determine what is causing
>> all the test failures.
>> So far running the test harness on VMS will require:
>>     Perl 5.18.1 or later.
>>     GNV 2.1.3 or later.
>>     Bash 4.2.45 or later.
>>     Coreutils 8.21 or later.

>From what I see, the tests are coded in perl. Can you give a short
description for what the other stuff is needed?

> Investigation showed two additional VMS specific issues in the test
> harness that were affecting the test run.  After fixing those issues:
> 69 Tests in 90 Categories Failed (See .diff* files in work dir for
> details) :-(
> As there were 126 log files created, this indicates that more tests were
> being run.  I do not know why the category count changed.  Still more
> than 1/2 the tests are failing.
> If I determine that a test failure is an actual bug in the VMS port
> instead of a feature of the implementation do you want tickets filed to
> track the issue, or just the the patch to fix it if it is possible to fix?

If you have a patch, then I don't think a ticket is necessary. Otherwise
a ticket is right thing to track the bug.

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