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Bug 741786 - mail-mta/courier-1.1.8-r2 fails tests
Summary: mail-mta/courier-1.1.8-r2 fails tests
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Hanno Böck
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-09-12 09:33 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2023-01-29 17:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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build.log (build.log,710.34 KB, text/plain)
2020-09-12 09:33 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-09-12 09:33:25 UTC

Issue: mail-mta/courier-1.0.14 fails tests.
Discovered on: amd64 (internal ref: ci)

This machine uses GLIBC-2.32. If you think that this issue is strictly related to GLIBC please block bug 736174.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-09-12 09:33:28 UTC
Created attachment 659703 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2020-09-13 06:37:21 UTC
This seems to indicate there may be something wrong with the test system:

./testsuite: line 2: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)

Is this some test where you try to see what happens if you don't have an utf-8 locale?
I think the tests assume that you have a unicode-capable system. If you don't that's just unsupported, I'm not sure what to do about this.
Comment 3 into-the-trash-it-goes 2020-09-13 18:54:48 UTC
There is a solution, which is to patch the offending tests.

  sed -i -Ee 's/^(LANG=|LC_ALL=)en_US\.(UTF-8|utf-?8)/\1C.UTF-8/' libs/rfc2045/testsuite{,mm} || die

Nowadays, Gentoo's locale-gen(8) always bundles a C.UTF-8 locale into locale-archive.
Comment 4 into-the-trash-it-goes 2021-02-10 12:21:58 UTC
I provided relevant information.

The offending test hinges upon the UTF-8 character type being in effect. However, it also assumes that the en_US.UTF-8 locale is available. Non-American Gentoo users that decide to customise /etc/locale.gen are likely not to have this locale available. Clearly, this locale wasn't available at the tinderbox build host either. At least, at the time.

Generating the en_US.UTF-8 locale at said host would 'fix' it there. Patching the test in the manner that I described would fix it for all Gentoo users on glibc.
Comment 5 into-the-trash-it-goes 2021-02-10 12:47:25 UTC
I should also add that C.UTF-8 is valid for musl libc.
Comment 6 into-the-trash-it-goes 2021-02-10 14:44:20 UTC
Re-opening because it's apparent from the question posed by Comment 2 that the nature of the problem was not understood and because my attempts to rectify that didn't spur any discussion. I'm happy to explain further if it remains unclear.
Comment 7 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2022-09-08 20:43:57 UTC
tinderbox_musl has reproduced this issue with version 1.1.8-r2 - Updating summary.