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Re: CVS 1.11 fails at multiroot-log-1 under HPUX 10.20

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: CVS 1.11 fails at multiroot-log-1 under HPUX 10.20
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 17:38:45 -0400

Lenny Foner wrote:

> It's really unclear to me whether this problem is genuinely that expr
> can't cope with the expression, or if it's some interaction with the
> shell.  I get a different error message with a different shell:
>     > /usr/local/bin/bash ./ `pwd`/cvs
>     This test should produce no other output than this line, and a final "OK".
>     ./ /usr/local/bin/expr: Arg list too long
>     ./ /usr/local/bin/expr: Arg list too long
>     FAIL: multiroot-log-1
>     > /usr/local/bin/bash -version
>     GNU bash, version 1.14.0(1)
> ...but the same behavior.  Of course, this could just be different
> reporting of the same returned error code from expr.

CVS was passing nightly regression tests on HP-UX 10.20 for the 1.11 release 
and still is.

I'm thinking maybe the standard test comes close to the argument length limit 
and something about your system pushes it over
the edge.  Glancing through the offending test, a longer than normal user name 
seems the most likely culprit.  Other
possibilities include a longer than normal $TESTDIR.  If you suspect the user 
name then setting $TESTDIR to something shorter
and rerunning the tests might fix the problem easier than changing your 
username.  e.g.

    TESTDIR=/tmp/1 make check && TESTDIR=/tmp/1 make remotecheck


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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