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Re: SVN 1.5.2 and Solaris 10 make check error with prop_tests.py 22

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:55:50 +0100

On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 09:52 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 14:44 +0300, Otto Kolsi wrote:
> > With help of "danielsh" in IRC, we found following. In Solaris 10
> > (SPARC) svn 1.5.1 "make check" goes well. With 1.5.2 one test fails,
> > this can be verified by running "./prop_tests.py 22". Failing test can
> > be seen here: http://paste.lisp.org/display/67064
>
> Otto,
>
> I examined the failure. The purpose of that test is two-fold:

BTW, I mean I examined the output you pasted, and the code that
generates it. I was not able to reproduce this failure myself.

- Julian

> 1. To ensure you can delete a property whose name contains invalid
> characters.
>
> 2. To ensure you cannot create such a property.
>
> Part (1) is failing. "svn" refuses to delete a property whose name
> contains an invalid character.
>
> I don't know exactly why it fails for you in the "C" locale and not in
> another locale, or what the correct fix would be, but I can say that the
> only reason for wanting behaviour (1) is so that you can clean up your
> properties if you somehow got a bad property name (maybe when using a
> client that didn't check for a valid name).
>
> This is not an essential part of Subversion's operation, so you can
> safely ignore that failure.
>
> If you would like to help trace the cause of the problem, that would be
> great. (What local do you use normally?)
>
> Thanks.
> - Julian
>
>
> > It seems that between 1.5.1 and 1.5.2 there was this modification:
> > http://svn.collab.net/viewvc-experimental/svn/?view=revision&revision=32491
> >
> > Failing test can be fixed by commenting the LC_ALL line in svntest/main.py.
> >
> > I'm holding back the upgrade from 1.5.1 to 1.5.2 in our production
> > environment because of this. Is this failing test significant and is it
> > safe to upgrade? Can this be resolved somehow in future versions?
> >
> > P.S. I'm not subscribed to the dev-list
>
>
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