Re: [busybox] `cp' bug: Small test suite.
On Wed Jan 26, 2000 at 06:35:42PM -0800, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> I've begun writing a small test setup for `busybox'. It's
> implemented in `make'. Here's the output of the first successful
> run, which demonstrates the bug I was talking about. I know what is
> wrong, and plan to fix it. I will mail a patch; give me a few days;
> I'm a novice. I'll put the test suite up also, when it's ready.
> There are a lot of test cases for `cp'. It will take a while to
> write one up for every path through the code.
> I guess that eventually what this test setup should do is direct the
> `ls -l' output into a file, then `diff' the results of GNU `cp' with
> those of BusyBox `cp'. Any difference would indicate an error in
> BusyBox. It will be simple to add a test for any other of BusyBox's
> $0's that might need one; just write a makefile chunk and plug it in.
Great, thanks! I actually already stated doing this. See reg_test.sh
in the busybox directory. Does just what you describe.
> Look closely at the last two sections, where BusyBox `cp' sets the
> permissions of `afile', the thing that the symlink points to, to the
> modes of the symlink. `chmod' follows links; the error (one of
> several I've found over the last two days) is in
Cool. Thanks for finding this. I'll add this test to reg_test.sh
and then take a look at fixing it (unless you or somebody else beats
me to the fix).
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/
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