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Re: [PATCH] test-lib: try harder to ensure a working jgit




Todd Zullinger wrote:

> The JGIT prereq uses 'type jgit' to determine whether jgit is present.
> While this should be sufficient, if the jgit found is broken we'll waste
> time running tests which fail due to no fault of our own.
>
> Use 'jgit --version' instead, to catch some badly broken jgit
> installations.
>
> Signed-off-by: Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> I ran into such a broken jgit on Fedora >= 30¹.  This is clearly a
> problem in the Fedora jgit package which will hopefully be resolved
> soon.  But it may be good to avoid wasting time debugging tests which
> fail due to a broken tool outside of our control.
>
> ¹ https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1709624

Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx>

It would be nice to describe that bug in the commit message, to save
readers some head scratching.

Thanks,
Jonathan