[Pkg-octave-devel] more detail on test failures in buildd logs

Rafael Laboissière rafael at laboissiere.net
Sat Mar 26 09:33:56 UTC 2016

* Mike Miller <mtmiller at debian.org> [2016-03-25 16:02]:

> I wonder if the DOG thinks it would be desirable, and if so, possible, 
> to see the full test outputs for failing tests and have them available 
> either as part of the package or on a publicly available web site.

I vote for both options: having it in /usr/share/doc and in a web site.

> I discussed with upstream whether it would be possible to parse the 
> fntests.log file to extract only the failures, which could be written to 
> a file or to stdout. I now have an awk script that does this to some 
> extent, still needs some improvement.
> Any other clever ideas?
> If not I will likely work on refining this awk script and see if I can 
> get it merged upstream. The goal there would be for a 'make check' with 
> --disable-silent-rules to automatically dump test failures to stdout.

This seems to be a sound way to do it.



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