[lfs-support] Perl-5.16.1 test failures in Ch 6 SVN-20120816

Eleanore Boyd cara117 at cox.net
Mon Aug 20 11:19:39 PDT 2012

On 8/20/2012 12:03 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Eleanore Boyd wrote:
>> On 8/20/2012 9:09 AM, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:56:56PM +0100, Richard Melville wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:04:49AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>>>>>      Unfortunately, this was unlogged and scrolled out of my
>>>>>> term's buffer - it then died with an EPERM trying to create
>>>>>> test-suite.log.tmp so I've now started it again, after chown me
>>>>>> ../automake-1.12.3.
>>>>>     So, in effect that is chown -R some-normal-user ../automake-1.12.x
>>>>>     If you are interested, compare what we do for the coreutils tests.
>>>>> [ if you aren't, I understand ]
>>>> Thanks for the really detailed replies Ken -- it's much appreciated.
>>>> I'm building this when I have the spare time; I'll see if I can run the
>>>> tests tonight and get back to you.
>>>> Richard
>>>     Thanks, but perhaps not necessary - it seems to be a problem at my
>>> end (see Bruce's response, and my reply to that).  In particular,
>>> the "run as a regular user" seems NOT to be the key.
>> If running as a regular user isn't the key, and no one else is getting
>> anywhere with it, them maybe it's a bug in Perl itself? What if they
>> need to change how they read timezones, and how they read and make
>> timestamps? It's the only thing I can think of that might be wrong at
>> this point.
> No, it's our installation of timezones.  See my post on lfs-dev.  I now
> have no errors in the perl checks.
>     -- Bruce
Ah. At least the issue was straightforward.

I myself would never have guessed at it, since I skip all of the test 
suites anyway (yes, shame on me).


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