[lfs-dev] test failure in tar-1.30

Berzerkula kb0iic at berzerkula.org
Fri Dec 22 13:48:56 PST 2017


On Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:04:47 -0600
Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ken Moffat wrote:
> > Just an initial note that I'm getting one test failure in tar:
> >
> >   92: link mismatch                                   FAILED (difflink.at:19)
> >
> > Past experience suggests it is likely to be specific to me, but I'll
> > report it upstream when I have a moment.
> >
> > Google found a link comparing the test file between 1.29 and 1.30 at
> > https://fossies.org/diffs/tar/1.29_vs_1.30/tests/testsuite-diff.html
> > which shows this seems to be a new test.
> 
> Know issue.  From the mailing list:
> 
> diff --git a/tests/difflink.at b/tests/difflink.at
> index eadfb08..4e01176 100644
> --- a/tests/difflink.at
> +++ b/tests/difflink.at
> @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ mkdir a
>   genfile -f a/x
>   ln -s x a/y
>   ln a/y a/z
> -tar cf a.tar a
> +tar cf a.tar a/x a/y a/z
>   rm a/z
>   ln -s x a/z
>   tar df a.tar


Hello Bruce,

Which mailing list? Have a link?

The test passes for me. Using a current CLFS build in the running instance.
Two people. One passes. One fails. Need more info here. The patch may help it PASS, but I want to know why, and there is not enough info.

Sincerely,

William Harrington


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