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Re: Turning off tests leads to a different store item

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Turning off tests leads to a different store item
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2023 10:04:24 -0500
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Hi Simon,

Simon Tournier <> writes:


>> I think the lower fruits are in looking at making the test suite of the
>> few common offenders more robust (using libfaketime or the likes) to
>> prevent (re)occurrences of time bombs in the future.
> I agree.  On a side note, one of the issue is the time of some tests.
> Sometimes, packaging is frustrating: build takes ages, then you fix some
> tests, think it will be good, re-launch “guix build”, another test
> failing, repeat.  It could nice to be able to cache the result of the
> build phase.

I usually end up working in the /tmp/guix-build-* failed build of a
package for these situations; then I don't need to rebuild the whole
thing for each test suite run, and can test changes directly without
proper patches while working toward a fix.


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