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Re: 1.7.0-rc2 up for signing / testing

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 01:49:29 +0200

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Hyrum K Wright
<hyrum.wright_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> After the much-ballyhooed RC1, I've re-rolled an RC2.  You can fetch
> the proposed tarballs from here:
>  http://people.apache.org/~hwright/svn/1.7.0-rc2/
> The magic rev is r1162132; please post signatures at the normal location:
>  http://work.hyrumwright.org/pub/svn/collect_sigs.py
> This is a release candidate, meaning if all goes well it (or something
> very much like it) will become the final release.  Please test this as
> if it were the final release, understanding that there will be bugs in
> any software we ship.  <insert lecture about perfect being enemy of
> the good here>
> To all distributors and binary packagers: This isn't the final
> release.  It *won't* be the final release for a few weeks yet, so
> please don't ship it as such.  In any case, don't distribute any
> releases based upon these tarballs until we complete our signature
> gathering process and officially announce the release.

I had a strange one-time test failure (different from the one I
reported in [1], which I have already for a long time), when running
the tests on my Win XP yesterday. It only happened the first time when
I ran the test suite (local x fsfs):

FAIL: depth_tests.py 18: commit property mods only, using --depth=empty

(see fails.log in attachment)

After this failure, I repeated the depth_tests (same setup) a half
dozen times, and they always succeeded. I also reran the entire suite,
no problem.

So that worries me a little bit. I wasn't doing anything special
during the failing test run (and even so, that shouldn't really
matter). Antivirus wasn't running (AV was responsible for some strange
test failures on my system in the past). But it did happen.

Anyway, since I can't reproduce, and I'm still struggling a bit with
getting my build/test environment up to par, I'm not going to veto or
anything (and there are already 3 Windows signatures). But if anyone
else sees this, it's at least an extra data point.

Any hypotheses for explaining this one-time glitch are also appreciated :-).

Dependencies used were/are:
Httpd 2.2.19
Apr 1.4.5 (as included with httpd)
Apr-Util 1.3.12 (as included with httpd)
Apr-Iconv 1.2.1 (as included with httpd)
Neon 0.29.6
OpenSSL 1.0.0d
Serf 1.0.0
ZLib 1.2.5

Build environment: Visual C++ 2008 Express on Windows XP SP3.

[1] http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2011-08/0603.shtml

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Received on 2011-08-30 01:50:19 CEST

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