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From: Dan Meltzer <parallelgrapefruit@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] FEATURES=test and the internet
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 02:40:44
1 I've been running my latest install with features=test, makes it
2 simple to test packages requiring stablizization and all that... at
3 least partially..
5 However, I've seen a few packages that fetch stuff during the test
6 phase from the internet, which seems like a _really_ bad idea to me.
7 For 1, what if I -f while dialed up and then disconnect, and for two,
8 what happens if the site it's connecting to is down? These can both
9 effect the outcome of my emerge.
11 So far, I've seen one of each
12 libxml2 fetches a DTD, it fetched fine, but if I had not had
13 internet... it probably would have died, a simple possible fix to this
14 is to add the dtd to SRC_URI, but this an extra thing to handle for
15 people without FEATURES="test", and without feature-specific deps
16 (farily useless overall), there would have to be a USE="test" to take
17 advantage of this.
19 The other is net-misc/neon, this one has a down upstream server, and
20 the build died because of this
22 Only way I can think of to fix this is to disable the test.
25 Test policy seems fairly vague in general, maybe this is a good time
26 to clarify//enforce it?
28 Opinions? Comments? Flames?
30 Thats what the mailing list is for!
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Re: [gentoo-dev] FEATURES=test and the internet Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] FEATURES=test and the internet Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>