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Re: [PATCH] tests: don't give unportable ">" to "test" built-in, use -gt




On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 11:38:50PM +0000, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> Change an argument to test_line_count (which'll ultimately be turned
> into a "test" expression) to use "-gt" instead of ">" for an
> arithmetic test.
> 
> This broken on e.g. OpenBSD as of v2.13.0 with my commit
> ac3f5a3468 ("ref-filter: add --no-contains option to
> tag/branch/for-each-ref", 2017-03-24).
> 
> Upstream just worked around it by patching git and didn't tell us
> about it, I discovered this when reading various Git packaging
> implementations: https://github.com/openbsd/ports/commit/7e48bf88a20
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> 
> David, it would be great to get a quick bug report to
> git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you end up having to monkeypatch something
> we've done. We won't bite, promise :)
> 
> As shown in that linked Github commit OpenBSD has another recent
> workaround in turning on DIR_HAS_BSD_GROUP_SEMANTICS and skipping a
> related test, maybe René can make more sense of that?

I've confirmed using the NetBSD 7.1 man pages that NetBSD will also want
DIR_HAS_BSD_GROUP_SEMANTICS.  MirBSD will also, according to its man
pages.

As I understand it, the only consequence of not setting this flag on BSD
systems is that some directories will be setgid, which, while ugly and
useless, should have no negative effect.
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