Re: Test failures with notmuch 0.32 and 0.32.1 on openSUSE

Subject: Re: Test failures with notmuch 0.32 and 0.32.1 on openSUSE

Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 16:16:28 +0200

To: Dan Čermák, David Bremner


From: Michael J Gruber

David Bremner venit, vidit, dixit 2021-05-20 11:59:50:
> Dan Čermák <> writes:
> >
> > Right, I mistakenly thought this would grab the test database. Is that
> > one no longer necessary?
> >
> Ah, that's a different make target, which is indeed no longer necessary
> (we don't do the relevant tests any more).
> >> 1) can you duplicate the problem without running the tests in parallel?
> >
> > They don't run in parallel, as gnu parallel is not installed inside the
> > container. So: yes, I can.
> OK, it was a long shot, but gpgsm has some known issues with parallel tests.
> >> 2) What are the versions of the dependencies you are building with?
> >
> > emacs-el-27.2-1.2.noarch
> [snip...]
> Thanks. What about python and gnupg versions?

So, I ran the container using buildah on Fedora 33 (without the make
corpus_download). Again, I'm not a container guy, so I don't know what
the influence of the host is. But:

What ist the shell in that container?

I don't see T356 failing, but:

T050-new.36 (Xapian exception: read only files) can read all files, so
either chmod u-w fails or xapian can write the db anyway.

T050-new.37 and the T060-count.14 are gdb related and too much for me to
wrap my head around :|

T150 "Xapian exception: read only files" is again chmod u-w

Do they fail to fail (fail to throw) because the tests run as root (or
wheel) inside the container?

T380 clearly fails because the shell does not know arithmetic expansion.

The rest passes as expected, except for ruby tests (skipped), known broken
tests and the two USERNAME@FQDN issues which were fixed recently.

1486/1497 tests passed.
4 broken tests failed as expected.
7 tests failed.
All tests in 2 files skipped.

Maybe someone switched their default shell ;)


P.S.: I assume this during build is buildah-related:
dbus-daemon[427]: [session uid=0 pid=427]
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Failed to set fd limit to
65536: Operation not permitted
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