Re: [PATCH 2/4] test: due not pass T380.1 for the wrong reasons

Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] test: due not pass T380.1 for the wrong reasons

Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2022 23:50:51 +0200

To: David Bremner, Michael J Gruber,


From: Tomi Ollila

On Sat, Feb 12 2022, David Bremner wrote:

> Michael J Gruber <> writes:
>> When analysing this, I was confused by the way
>> test_require_external_prereq works and the "if" in T380 (as opposed to how
>> test_require_external_prereq is used in other tests). Over at git.git,
>> we have test setup code in functions which don't get executed if
>> prerequisites fail. I guess the "if" emulates that, but then the actual
>> tests in T380 are outside the if block and use files and variables which
>> are created in the if block. So, this is something to fix anyways.
> agreed.
>> Add to this the fact that the tests needing sfsexp or asan (and probably
>> others) do things yet differently and call "test_done" immediately, so
>> that no SKIP appears. And those were the only ones skipped at all here ...
> I think that's probably my fault for also not really understanding the
> prereq system.
>> In the short run, initialising variables and files which are used is
>> still a good thing, but I would have to rewrite some commit messages.
> sure.
>> I'll wait until it's clear how to handle style, though: switch to printf
>> from echo whenever I touch those lines (leading to mixed use) or keeing
>> style and leaving the style change for another series.
> I think I lean to fixing the usage of echo -n incrementally (i.e. don't
> introduce more). It might be a bit uglier in the short term, but
> eventually we'll get there.

If there currently is zero printf's and only echo, I'd personally continue
to use echos -- but either way is ok by me

> It turns out that echo is _not_ builtin in bash, so this really is a
> portability bug.

Wat? afaik echo is builtin in every modern bourne shell derivative...

(I tested:
 $ bash -c 'builtin echo foo'
 $ bash -c 'export PATH=/tmp; echo foo; ls'
 bash: ls: command not found


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