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Re: jessie update for mercurial

On 2018-06-07 09:45:06, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Hi Antoine,
>> A peculiar thing with the patchset is that it adds the --debug flag to
>> the test suite: I don't know why, but it's the only way to make it pass
>> the (new) test-http-permissions.t tests. Otherwise it just hangs there
>> forever.
> Personally, it would make me very very hesitant to propose a patch
> (yet alone release it via security update) when I had not discovered
> the reason for this.
> Bear in mind that the cause may not be in the testsuite and could be
> in the actual run-time code itself — ie. the improved testsuite is
> simply exposing it, just as it should.

I looked at this again, and it does seem like --debug skips failures in
the test suite, so I've sat down again to try and fix those errors
correctly. I did find what was hanging the test suite and was able to
fix that, for what it's worth...


Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster.
                         - Wirth's law

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