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Re: Bug#648623: perl: test failures on hurd-i386

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 04:51:29PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Package: perl
> Version: 5.14.2-2
> Severity: normal
> User: debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
> Usertags: hurd

> A few tests fail on hurd-i386:
> Failed 9 tests out of 2029, 99.56% okay.
>         ../cpan/Sys-Syslog/t/syslog.t
>         ../cpan/Time-HiRes/t/HiRes.t
>         ../cpan/autodie/t/recv.t
>         ../dist/IO/t/io_pipe.t
>         ../dist/threads/t/libc.t
>         ../dist/threads/t/stack.t
>         ../ext/Socket/t/socketpair.t
>         io/pipe.t
>         op/sigdispatch.t
> Could you mark them as TODO on GNU/Hurd?

Has anybody looked at the issues behind these failures?

I'd like to have a separate bug for each one, whether in hurd or perl,
so that we could at least refer to them in the Debian patch that marks
the tests as TODO.

However, instead of patching the tests, I think I'd actually prefer just
making debian/rules ignore test failures on GNU/Hurd so that the failures
would stay visible in the build log. Possibly this should be accompanied
by an RC bug on hurd so that the issues have to be resolved one way
or another if it becomes a release architecture.

Ignoring errors obviously has the downside of not catching any
regressions automatically. I suppose the hurd folks would need to assume
responsibility for that.

I don't feel very strongly about this; please let me know what you think.
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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