[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Nmh-workers] Hanging test test/install-mh/test-version-check

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Hanging test test/install-mh/test-version-check
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:51:55 -0400

Ralph wrote:

> I'm not sure why script(1) is run in the background and then immediately
> wait'd for;  is it to just get </dev/null?  What about if it's given a
> byte or few of input without wait-ing?  echo | ...

The test originally did that, but 1) the man page on Linux cautions against
it, as shown by the excerpts that Ken posted, and 2) it failed on two of
the buildbot hosts.  It still fails on those two buildbot hosts (using
$SHELL), so that's not a factor.  I just didn't change it back because of 1).
If piping stdin works, I'm fine with it.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]