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Re: cvs-1.11.2 "make check" failure

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs-1.11.2 "make check" failure
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:35:21 -0400 (EDT)

Paul Jarc writes:
> My touch command is from GNU fileutils 4.1.8.  How can I investigate
> what's going wrong with tag8k-17?

Read TESTS for guidance.

> I also had a failure with history-1; the test seems to assume that the
> system clock uses the UTC timescale; mine uses the TAI timescale,
> which is like UTC but includes leap seconds.  I worked around this by
> setting TZ=UTC in the environment (the TAI time zones are "right/*").
> It would be nice if the test did this itself, or if the assumption
> were removed somehow.

Hmmm.  CVS uses gmtime(), which should not be affected by the timezone,
but on your system it apparently is.  Since you've chosen to break your
system (TAI is "right" for many things, but the system clock is not one
of them), I think you just need to deal with it yourself.

-Larry Jones

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cereal and watching cartoons! -- Calvin

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