[php-maint] triaging failing upstream unit tests

Raphael Geissert geissert at debian.org
Wed Feb 17 22:03:43 UTC 2010

Hi Sean,

On 17 February 2010 10:57, sean finney <seanius at debian.org> wrote:
> hey folks,
> as i just got politely wrist-slapped for reporting a bug already reported
> by raphael, i'm going to suggest the following procedure for handling
> reporting any other failing unit tests:

Yeah, just noticed your other report.

>  * clone bug 570140 (php5: numerous failing unit tests in 5.3.1)
>  * retitle the bug to something useful (5.3.1 test failure: desc [testname])
>  * investigate and/or report the bug upstream
>  * mark the cloned bug report as forwarded if you send it upstream
> i.e.:
> bts --cc-addr=pkg-php-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org clone 570140 -1 . retitle -1 "5.3.1 test failure: blah blah [foo.phpt]"
> to "claim" a unit test.  ideally if done before you spend time looking
> into the problem and whether it needs to be fixed/ignored locally or
> forwarded, it should give enough time to eliminate any race conditions :)
> anyway, i'll be looking at a few more tests in the immediate future, so i'd
> appreciate it if anyone else doing so could also do the above.

Ok, I will. At the moment I've already reported some (will track them
on the BTS in a moment) which you can find at


Since I now have an account there, it should be easier to get the
tests fixed faster.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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