Re: as far as putting in a build request
On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 10:26:03PM +1200, Michael Cree wrote:
> kdepim is now built.
Still working on our issues with getting glib2.0 built. As you
mentioned in a separate message, the official build environment
doesn't include "gdb", so "run-assert-msg-test.sh" exits cleanly without
encountering an error due to attempting to run "gdb" on a wrapper script
rather than an actual executable. I'm currently testing an instrumented
version of the test script to verify what's happening.
Should be able to get past the assert message test and try resolving the
"socket-listener" test issue later today. The "mimeapps" issue has not
resurfaced: if there's some underlying race condition, we evidently
"win" most of the time. There is at least one more bit of randomness in
the test suite: one of the "gio" tests hung on one iteration, but that
particular problem has not resurfaced. Regardless of whether we
ultimately get a successful build/test run, there's an underlying issue
of whether it can be trusted, and I suspect the package maintainers will
end up having to take a closer look at several of the tests. This isn't
intended to be a slam against the developers: it's *hard* to write good
tests for complex code, and for all I know, the randomness may well lie
in the code being tested rather than the test itself.