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Re: [Bug-tar] error handling and exit code (patch for tar-1.20/1.21)

From: Dmitry V. Levin
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] error handling and exit code (patch for tar-1.20/1.21)
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:50:09 +0400

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:37:13AM +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> Solar Designer ha escrit:
> >  26: restoring mode on existing directory            FAILED (extrac08.at:36)
> Yes, this testcase should set umask.
> > Then, test 38 fails intermittently.  It appears to be more likely to fail
> > during the first build on a system than during subsequent rebuilds.  In
> > the diffs, I see:
> There is a race condition in the test. I'll fix it.
> > Finally, as it relates to the tests, it was reported to me that test 12
> > fails on some systems (where all other tests pass):
> > 
> >  12: transforming hard links on create               FAILED (xform-h.at:39)
> What systems are these? Perhaps they don't support hard links at all?

This test appears to be sensitive to file names order: if
"ls -U basedir" outputs "test test_link", then xform-h.at works,
otherwise, if it outputs "test_link test", then this test fails.


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