On 25/10/2013 13:19, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Mike Gabriel (2013-10-25 13:05:48)
>> On  Fr 25 Okt 2013 11:14:48 CEST, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>> Quoting Mike Gabriel (2013-10-25 09:11:59)
>>>> On  Do 24 Okt 2013 20:32:33 CEST, Jérémy Lal wrote:
>>>>> On 24/10/2013 20:17, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>>>>>> when I try to build nodejs from testing (0.10.20~dfsg1-1) for 
>>>>>> wheezy-backports, I get failures during the test runs [1]. This 
>>>>>> error, however, does not occur always. Today, one of the builds 
>>>>>> succeeded. All other builds failed so far.
>>>
>>>>> That test isn't used to fail... but is probably failing because of 
>>>>> your particular setup: maybe a missing loopback interface, or 
>>>>> IPv6-only, or restrictive firewall.
>>>>> Did you build it in a chroot ?
>>>
>>>> I disabled my local firewall setup, that did the trick. For building 
>>>> packages I use sbuild/schroot.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for pointing at my firewall setup!
>>>
>>> That worries me: Does that mean Nodejs testsuite rely on network 
>>> access? That sounds wrong to me!
> 
>> The testsuite does some localhost testing. I don't think that access 
>> to 0.0.0.0 is needed. Only a loop device is requires AFAICouldT.
> 
>> However, I did not investigate any further.
>>
>> As Debian's buildd chroot's are offline when building, I guess we 
>> would have realized earlier, if the package requires network access...  
>> (then buildd builds would have failed IMHO).
> 
> Thanks for confirming sanity :-)
> 
> I did hope for the situation you describe, but better double-check than 
> blindly assume all is well :-)

Many tests actually require network. There are some DNS tests, for example.
But those tests are allowed to fail.

Jérémy.



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