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Re: Postgres test problem [was Re: Debian test errors]

From: bojo42
Subject: Re: Postgres test problem [was Re: Debian test errors]
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:31:55 +0100

Am Dienstag, den 28.02.2012, 16:22 +0000 schrieb John Darrington:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 05:05:53PM +0100, bojo42 wrote:
>      Am Dienstag, den 28.02.2012, 14:54 +0000 schrieb John Darrington:
>      > I chatted briefly with #postgres on IRC.  Nobody could give any 
>      > definite answer, but suggestions are:
>      > 
>      > * The 
> path"/build/buildd-pspp_0.7.9+git20120219-1-amd64-O7Y1R3/pspp-0.7.9+git20120219/tests/testsuite.dir/184/.s.PGSQL.6543"
>      >   is too long.  If this is true, then I consider it a bug in postgres. 
>      >   But perhaps we should try it with something shorter, just to see.
>      I would vote for this one, as it would also explain my unability to
>      reproduce the failure and it's . When i compare my own build logs
>      (pbuilder) with those from Debian's autobuilder network the build
>      directory path is quite longer:
>      /build/buildd-pspp_0.7.9+git20120214-1-amd64-znUmhA/pspp-0.7.9
>      +git20120214
>      vs
>      /tmp/buildd/pspp-0.7.9+git20120214
> Could you try running your autobuilder within a very long pathname, to see if 
> it provokes the problem.  If it does, then we'll at least have some confidence
> that it really is the problem.

I will try to do that tomorrow, but Jeremy seems to have that problem as
well on his Mac.

>      But i don't see how we can do something much shorter as most of the path
>      comes from the autobuilders itself and they surely won't let us touch
>      them ;) But couldn't you use a relative path when calling postgres?
> I'm not sure that a relative path would work, since it has to be used by 
> several 
> processes which do not necessarily share the same current directory.

Hmm ... can you think of another solution with in the testsuite?

>      > * Perhaps the filesystem doesn't support Unix Domian Sockets or has 
> been 
>      >   mounted with an option which disallows their creation.
>      > 
>      > Do you think the Debian maintainers of Postgres might be able to help?
>      Probably, but this might be a bigger undertaking, because even if it is
>      a bug over there we need a new version in Debian and also in every
>      derivat before we can work further on PSPP. Therefore i would prefer a
>      change in the testsuite, so we're more independent and faster on finally
>      getting a proper package in Debian.
> I meant "help" by way of advice and suggestions. Not necessarily by hacking 
> the
> server to suit us.

Sure, I only initally only feared how long it may take to get it fixed
in Postgres and released in Debian & Co for the case it's "their" bug ;)

> J'

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