Ticket #2014 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

t/tools/mk_language_shell.t might use an old installed parrot

Reported by: doughera Owned by: dukeleto
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: testing Version: 3.0.0
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Language:
Patch status: Platform:


t/tools/mk_language_shell.t failed on parrot-3.1.0 with the following unhelpful error message:

ok 1 - mk_language_shell basic sanity
ok 2 - test_parrot_language_2415 dir exists
ok 3 - test_parrot_language_2415/t dir exists
ok 4 - test_parrot_language_2415/src dir exists
ok 5 - test_parrot_language_2415/setup.pir exists and has nonzero size
Unable to execute setup.pir at t/tools/mk_language_shell.t line 68
# Looks like you planned 7 tests but only ran 5.
# Looks like your test died just after 5.
        Test returned status 255 (wstat 65280, 0xff00)
DIED. FAILED tests 6-7

The problem is that t/tools/mk_language_shell.t attempts to use an installed parrot instead of the one being currently built. This can obviously fail if the installed parrot isn't a good match for the one being built.

Generally, I think it's a bad idea to assume that a random parrot executable that happens to be in the installation directory is compatible with the current parrot being built.

I'd propose a patch, but the code in question was explicitly added in TT #1890, so reverting that fix might be simpler, but will still leave the deeper problem of setting up an appropriate environment for the test. I haven't invested the time necessary to study the issue in detail, but I think that relying on a previously-installed parrot is probably not the most robust approach.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by dukeleto

  • status changed from new to assigned
  • owner set to dukeleto

I totally agree. I think I just fixed this issue in 4893367 , can you update and verify? Thanks!

Changed 3 years ago by doughera

  • status changed from assigned to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Works for me. Thanks. Closing ticket.

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