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Re: [GNU Autoconf 2.69.129-0263a] testsuite: 140 210 212 failed

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [GNU Autoconf 2.69.129-0263a] testsuite: 140 210 212 failed
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:48:35 -0600
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On 10/14/2014 03:25 PM, Antti Nuortimo wrote:

>>>  140: autotest.at:385    Syntax error
>>>       autotest
>>>  210: autotest.at:1495   parallel syntax error
>>>       autotest
>>>  212: autotest.at:1530   parallel autotest and signal handling
>>>       autotest

>>> 140. autotest.at:385: 140. Syntax error (autotest.at:385): FAILED (
>> autotest.at:385)
>> Looks like your shell gave a different failure status than the testsuite
>> expected, and that in this case the testsuite should be updated to
>> tolerate all non-zero status as okay.  What shell are you using?
> bash version 4.2.37(1)-release, shipped with Debian Wheezy, from an
> official Debian repo.

No, not what your $SHELL is, but what /bin/sh is.  bash doesn't do that.

>>> All 2 tests were successful.
>>> ./autotest.at:1495: exit code was 0, expected 1
>> Hmm.  In this case, the syntax error definitely showed up on stderr, but
>> your shell kept going with a 0 exit status.  That feels more like a bug
>> in your shell, maybe?
> A bug is the shell is of course possible. My bash is from Debian Wheezy
> official repo.

More likely, since you are using Debian, your /bin/sh is dash.

> I'm using bash and started autoconf from bash, but in the case autoconf
> would execute dash, I do have dash also installed, so autoconf can execute
> it if needed. My dash version is 0.5.7-3 (shipped with Debian Wheezy, from
> an official Debian repo).

Could very well be a bug in Debian's build of dash, then.  It's been a
while since I've used a Debian machine though, so it may be a while
before I can try and reproduce it.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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