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Re: spurious failures due to expect/tcl8.4?

>>>>> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 08:54:54 -0700, Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org> said:

  Randolph> In reference to a message from David Mosberger, dated Oct
  Randolph> 22:
  >> Is anybody aware of expect/tcl8.4 causing spurious failures on
  >> "unstable" Debian/ia64?  I noticed spurious failures occurring
  >> with "make check" in the GCC test-suite and it appears that these
  >> failures go away if I downgrade to "expect" from "stable".  That
  >> version is dependent on tcl8.3, so the bug might be either in the
  >> "unstable" version of "expect" or in tcl8.4 (or it might be due
  >> to the way the new packages are built).  From what I can tell,
  >> the problem is that "expect" sometimes fails to notice the
  >> successful termination of a subcommand (the compiler, in the case
  >> of the GCC test-suite).

  >> Does this ring any bells?

  Randolph> we see this on hppa too.

  Randolph> i think it might be related to this?
  Randolph> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=310894&aid=999084&group_id=10894

OK.  Jim Wilson thinks there may also be some TCL gremlins that affect
64-bit platforms in general.

It seems to be a well-known-enough issue that I won't worry about it
(I dislike TCL anyhow, so I'm more than happy to do that... ;-).


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