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bug#8508: 8 test failures on Fedora 15

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#8508: 8 test failures on Fedora 15
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:09:12 +0200
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On Saturday 16 April 2011, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> ...
> >> FAIL: self-check-dir.test (exit: 1)
> >> ===================================
> ...
> >> FAIL: self-check-me.test (exit: 1)
> >> ==================================
> ...
> > These failures are due to a known incompatibity in how Zsh handles $0.
> > Anyway, currenty the automake testsuite does not support being run by
> > Zsh, so these failures is not worth worrying about yet.
> If they're not worth worrying about now, then perhaps it'd
> be better to skip them than to fail?
The fact is that, currently, the Automake test scripts are run with
/bin/sh instead of with $SHELL, but the self-check-*.test tests have
been written to use $SHELL to test testsuite internals.  I was hoping
that this inconsistency would have soon been solved by the patch of
mine that forced test scripts to run with configure-determined $SHELL,
but that patch is still pending.  See:


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