Re: Author tests and IPC::System::Simple
G'day Jonas, Gregor, and debian-perl,
I'm teaching and responding to e-mails during my tea break, so my apologies
for the brevity of this note.
Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> 1) Check with ulimit command and/or /etc/security/limits.conf if you are
> allowed to dump core at all.
This is excellent advice. I didn't even think of limits.conf.
> 2) Check if perhaps that test is run using custom locale: it might fail
> grepping for the english expression on non-english machines.
Unfortunately IPC::System::Simple always produces English messages, so
the test should work regardless of locale.
If I get spare cycles (or a patch), I can tweak the test to check for the
existence of a core file, and mark the test as skipped if it can't be
detected. This should solve all our issues.
 I'd love for it to be locale aware, but it's not yet.
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