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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add obnam.

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add obnam.
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:10:06 +0100
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Arun Isaac <address@hidden> writes:

>> I noticed this program and some of the libraries it uses, requires a
>> package called "CoverageTestRunner" to run unit tests. Currently tests
>> are simply skipped.
> I tried packaging the tests too. But, the tests require the root user
> and group to be present. The build environment does not have the root
> user and group. So, the tests fail. Can anything be done about this?

There is one user available in the build environment: "nobody". It could
work to substitute "root" for "nobody" in the code that looks for users.
The "mailutils" package does exactly that for tests. Can you try it?


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