Re: python CFFI bindings integration into notmuch build/test

Subject: Re: python CFFI bindings integration into notmuch build/test

Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:40:30 +0100

To: David Bremner, Tomi Ollila,


From: Floris Bruynooghe

On Sat 16 Nov 2019 at 10:51 -0500, David Bremner wrote:

> Floris Bruynooghe <> writes:
>> Anyway, this looks good.  Would you like some changes, e.g. the rename
>> to notmuch2 or so as patches?  What's the next step.
> If you could look at the rename that would be great. Patches on top of
> wip/cffi, or a ref for me to pull both sound fine.
>> Kind of unrelated, but in my attempt to run the full notmuch test suite
>> (cd tests; make test) I somehow ended up with lots of weird tags in my
>> notmuch database and made the emacs UI pretty horrible - though it seems
>> I haven't lost any email.  I'm sure that was my fault somehow even
>> though I was just trying to follow the readme.  But if anyone has any
>> hints how to recover from this that could save me some time :)
> Hmm. I've never encountered that, but maybe it has to do with killing
> the environment? The test harness uses the environment variable
> NOTMUCH_CONFIG to point to a test database, and if that was deleted, it
> would look in ~/.notmuch-config.

Yeah, I probably managed to make it use ~/.notmuch-config somehow.

> Still that would really only be tags from your pytest tests, and you'd
> probably recognize those?

The were a bunch of weird characters that looked like unicode
test-cases, the pytest tests don't try to test notmuch only the bindings
so doesn't really make up weird strings IIRC.  I recovered with
something like "notmuch dump | | notmuch restore", oh

I still have a bunch of non-existing messages with weird unicode message
IDs in them, but no associated filename just an empty string.  AFAIK
notmuch_database_remove_message() needs a filename though, I've tried
removing the empty file which does not fail but doesn't clear those
database entries.  The messages are not ghosts either.  Any idea how I
might be able to clear those bad messages from the database?

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