Dan Nicholson wrote: > A while back we changed the bash test suite to run as the nobody user > because it enables more tests to be run. Ken and I have each had a > pair of test failures building with 6.3-rc1. Looking closer, the test > is checking whether `test -r /dev/stdin' and `test -r /dev/fd/0' > return successfully.
Ahh yes. We had a similar discussion back here: http://www.diy-linux.org/pipermail/diy-linux-dev/2006-August/000841.html > These fail because permissions to the backing device (/dev/pts/0 in my > case) are set up with 620 permissions, owned by dan:tty. This is host > dependent, but I imagine it will fail more times than not when > switching to the nobody user to run the test. > > One fix is basically to nullify the test by redirecting stdin to > something that will definitely be readable, e.g. /dev/null. This is > discussed here: > > http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2007-August/059866.html > > I added a patch later in the thread: > > http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2007-August/059877.html Sorry for not commenting earlier but I feel your fix is a little heavy handed. For something so critical as the shell test suite, ISTM redirecting stdin for the *whole test suite* could potentially skew results of other tests (not that I'm any expert on file descriptors). I think a more conservative approach would be to redirect stdin only for the test in question ie: `run-test'. I'll probably go with something like this if it tests out correctly: sed -i.bak '/THIS_SH/s,$, </dev/tty,' tests/run-test Regards Greg -- http://www.diy-linux.org/ -- http://linuxfromscratch.org/mailman/listinfo/lfs-dev FAQ: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/faq/ Unsubscribe: See the above information page