[php-maint] Fixes for the PHP unit tests

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Mon May 14 08:42:19 UTC 2012

Hi Ondrej,

I have worked for fixing the unit tests of PHP itself, in the hope of
activating them at build time before wheezy. The goal is that you fear
less to break something as well, when doing security upgrades.

The patches are there:

The fixes are needed mainly because the output of var_dump() changed
format over time, so then the --EXPECTF-- part is wrong, even though the
test passes. It took me a long time to fix, even though it was most of
the time very trivial fixes (it was just big...).

There's more than 600 unit tests that are executed correctly. There's
about 20 which I wasn't sure, so I didn't fix. And about a dozen more
which I believe are completely broken.

I hope that phpunit will soon make it to Wheezy (pending FTP-masters
approval in the NEW queue), so we can go further.

Do you think you can send this upstream?


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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