[lfs-dev] test failure in tar-1.30

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 14:10:35 PST 2017


Berzerkula wrote:
> 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.

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2017-12/txtHO4Jt7HaLP.txt


## ------------------------ ##
## Summary of the failures. ##
## ------------------------ ##
Failed tests:
GNU tar 1.30 test suite test groups:

  NUM: FILE-NAME:LINE     TEST-GROUP-NAME
       KEYWORDS

   92: difflink.at:17     link mismatch
       diff difflink

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2017-12/msg00027.html

   -- Bruce




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