On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:28 AM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jeff King wrote:
>> I don't know if it is worth all that much effort, though. I suppose it
>> could get us more exposure to the httpd tests, but I do not know if it
>> would be a good idea to turn them on by default anyway. They touch
>> global machine resources (like ports) that can cause conflicts or test
>> failures. I assume that is the reason we do not turn on git-daemon tests
>> by default
> Yup, that's why I don't run them.
> For what it's worth, when I build git and run tests I tend to be in an
> environment with apache available, but I'm too lazy to configure git's
> tests to pick the right port and make sure it is reserved and so on.
> Perhaps there's some way to help lazy people in the same boat?  (E.g.,
> picking a port randomly and skipping instead of failing a test when
> it's taken or something)

Sounds like good first steps.
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