selftests failing

Robey Pointer robey at
Tue Jun 13 02:31:32 BST 2006

On 12 Jun 2006, at 12:50, John Arbash Meinel wrote:

> Robey Pointer wrote:
>> As of this morning's @1765, there are 20 failures and 1  
>> error in
>> the selftest (on osx).  The 'tee' log is huge (350K -- so I won't  
>> attach
>> it unless someone asks for it) but at least the last few failures  
>> seem
>> to be encoding-related.  Is this known?  Bad timing on my part?
>> The only reason I care is that I use the selftests to verify that I
>> haven't broken anything when I'm hacking on my own branches.
>> robey
>> (I'm baaaaack...) :)
> Unfortunately, this is a known problem on Mac. The problem is  
> because of
> the new Encoding changes that I did.
> Basically, the Mac is changing filenames on the fly, and we don't have
> the workarounds to ignore that fact (yet).

Yeah I remember that coming up before.  That's cool if it's a known  
problem, I just wanted to make sure it was known.

If you want me to try tinkering with any bits or try anything, just  
let me know where I should tinker or what to try, and I'll be glad to  


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