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Re: Testsuite failures on Ubuntu's autobuilders

From: bojo42
Subject: Re: Testsuite failures on Ubuntu's autobuilders
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:06:37 +0100

Am Mittwoch, den 14.03.2012, 11:41 +0000 schrieb John Darrington:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:51:15AM +0100, bojo42 wrote:
>      Sorry guys, it just won't stop ;)
> No problem.  That's what software development is all about.
>      Now that we finally have all architectures passed the testsuite in
>      Debian i just wanted to push some backports and imports in my PPA for
>      Ubuntu.
>      While this was successful for 10.04 (and i therefore could responded to
>      the "PSPP-BUG: Request for help..." mail) it gives me testsuite errors
>      for 12.04 on i386 that i again cannot reproduce locally.
>      The failed suites are: 180 181 438
>      Please see:
>      If you can't get a clue out of that i would just try a stupid rebuild.
> I don't think a blind rebuild will help.

Yes for sure ;)

> 438 is one of those precision issues probably due to a different compiler or 
> math library.
> In fact, the comment in the test shows that we've had similar problems before:
>  dnl Some machines return .313 instead of .312 for the Point Probability
>  dnl (see bug #31611).
>  AT_CHECK([sed 's/\.313$/.312/' pspp.csv], [0], [dnl
> I think we should just relax the test a bit in a similar fashion.

I have to correct myself, since i can reproduce 438 now locally with
pbuilder but not 180 and 181.

> 180 and 181 both relate to reading of spreadsheet files and 
> seem 
> to be just warnings.   I wonder why the problem didn't show up on debian?  
> Maybe a 
> different libxml library?  Since this xml is generated by openoffice itself, 
> there's
> probably not much we can do if libxml thinks it is wrong.  Perhaps we should 
> just 
> change the test to ignore the warning.
> However if someone who uses Ubuntu can run the tests manually and get a 
> confirmation of
> the problem it would be better.
> Does Ubuntu have newer or older libraries than Debian Sid ?

They should nearly be the same. Unfortunatly i don't have much time till
the week end or the start of next week. But i will take a deeper look
then and report back.

> J'

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