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RE: [ANNOUNCE] Git v2.16.0-rc2 - breakages in t1308 and 1404




On January 12, 2018 5:08 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > It looks like the exit code is coming back as 1 not 2. There is also a
> > file except vs expect.
> > ./trash directory.t1308-config-set: ls a-directory  actual  config2
> > except  expect  output  result
> 
> The test that leaves "except" does look wrong.  The relevant part looks
like
> this:
> 
>     test_expect_success 'find value with highest priority from a
configset' '
>             echo hask >expect &&
>             test-config configset_get_value case.baz config2 .git/config
>actual &&
>             test_cmp expect actual
>     '
> 
>     test_expect_success 'find value_list for a key from a configset' '
>             cat >except <<-\EOF &&
>             sam
>             ...
>             EOF
>             test-config configset_get_value case.baz config2 .git/config
>actual &&
>             test_cmp expect actual
>     '
> 
> The invocations of test-config in these two tests look exactly the same,
at
> least to me, so whatever comes out of the command and stored in 'actual'
> must match what the first test stored in 'expect'
> and compared the same as 'actual' in that test.
> 
> So the second test is probably asking a wrong question to test-config but
> because it prepares an expected answer in a wrong file, it did not even
> notice that it is asking a wrong question X-<.
> 
> The wrong test comes from 4c715ebb ("test-config: add tests for the
> config_set API", 2014-07-28); I do not know offhand if the author of that
> change is still around.
> 
> Having said all that, I suspect that the "except" thing may not have
anything
> to do with what you are observing; sorry for not ending up to be very
helpful
> X-<.

Sadly, fixing the "except" thing causes the test to break now. I can't make
sense of the intent of this, unless the test is to find unmatching keys and
it really does mean "except"
--- expect      2018-01-12 23:03:41 +0000
+++ actual      2018-01-12 23:03:41 +0000
@@ -1,5 +1 @@
-sam
-bat
 hask
-lama
-ball

[case]
baz = lama
[my]
new = silk
[case]
baz = ball