Kris Jurka <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > On Sat, 16 Jul 2005, Tom Lane wrote: >> I'd like to have a more principled approach to fixing the back branches >> than "we'll do whatever it takes to have a clean buildfarm board on the >> set of machines that happen to have volunteered to run buildfarm on that >> branch".
> I think the emphasis on the buildfarm (at least for the "principled > approach") is wrong. The policy should be that for any platform all > supported branches should pass all tests unless something is legitimately > broken and cannot be fixed without major surgery. I am suggesting that the pre-7.4 geometry test *is* broken, and that fixing it only for those machines that join the buildfarm is (a) wrongheaded and (b) a waste of effort. It'll still be broken on an unknown (but ever-growing due to changes in toolchains) population of allegedly-supported platforms that happen not to be represented in the buildfarm. I agree that fixing compile problems is a worthwhile activity (and you'll note I applied that part of Andrew's patch). I don't agree that fixing known-problematic regression tests is a good use of time. We are not going to learn anything new by keeping geometry enabled in the back branches, so why not cut our losses? If you don't like removing it altogether, how about marking it "ignore" as we do for the "random" test, so that failures are treated as noncritical? regards, tom lane ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly