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

Eleanore Boyd cara117 at cox.net
Mon Aug 20 08:19:42 PDT 2012


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 ]
>>>
>>> ?en
>>> --
>>> das eine Mal als Trag?die, das andere Mal als Farce
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> 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.
>
> ĸen
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.

Elly



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