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Re: t7405.17 breakage vanishes with GETTEXT_POISON=1




On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 1:15 PM SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 06:41:06AM +0100, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> > Something fishy is going on but I don't think I'll spend time hunting
> > it down so I post here in case somebody else is interested. It might
> > also indicate a problem with poison gettext, not the test case too.
>
> I haven't actually run the test under GETTEXT_POISON, but I stongly
> suspect it's the test, or more accurately the helper function
> 'test_i18ngrep'.
>
> The test in question runs
>
>   test_i18ngrep ! "refusing to lose untracked file at" err
>
> which fails in normal test runs, because 'grep' does find the
> undesired string; that's the known breakage.  Under GETTEXT_POISION,
> however, 'test_i18ngrep' always succeeds because of this condition:
>
>   if test -n "$GETTEXT_POISON"
>   then
>           # pretend success
>           return 0
>   fi
>
> and then in turn the whole test succeeds.

And this is something your poison-with-scrambling code does help ;-) ;-)
-- 
Duy