Re: [PATCH] test-lib: try harder to ensure a working jgit
- Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 19:32:45 -0700
- From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
> 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.