Re: Failing notmuch/SMIME test

Subject: Re: Failing notmuch/SMIME test

Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 13:16:09 -0400

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor,


From: David Bremner

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> writes:

> I suppose the right way to fix this generically is a test which
> abstracts out whether gmime reports an angle-addr or a addr-spec for
> x.509 certs, and then adjust the tests to match.
> I can try to send a patch for this, but it'll take me a while to swap
> it all back in.
> If anyone wants to propose a patch in the meantime, i'd also be happy to
> review.
> The simplest thing in the short term is probably to switch the test to
> matching based on the bare e-mail address and assert a build-dep on
> gmime 3.2.8 (see attached), but that seems a little bit extreme, since
> gmime only released 3.2.9 recently (and 3.2.8 never made it out the door
> via any formal channels, if i understand the history correctly).

What do you think about accepting both with < > and without, via some
"sanitize" function? Or just marking the test broken for old gmime. I
think we do something like the latter in some places.

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