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Bug 893628 - app-admin/entr-5.3 fails tests: FAIL: spacebar triggers utility
Summary: app-admin/entr-5.3 fails tests: FAIL: spacebar triggers utility
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Petr Vaněk
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-02-08 18:45 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2023-02-15 09:25 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

build.log (build.log,43.04 KB, text/plain)
2023-02-08 18:45 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2023-02-08 18:45:54 UTC

Issue: app-admin/entr-5.3 fails tests.
Discovered on: amd64 (internal ref: ci)
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2023-02-08 18:45:56 UTC
Created attachment 850192 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Petr Vaněk 2023-02-12 16:53:31 UTC
This is a bug I have encountered while I was bumping entr-5.3.ebuild. I thought the issue was solved by exporting SHELL=/bin/bash in the ebuild, but it is probably not enough. The issue is in tmux related tests. In my case the tests do not pass when the tmux server runs /bin/zsh because it tries to interpret input in different way than bash.

Is it possible that there is an open tmux session for portage user with different shell than bash in your case? Because I am able to reproduce this issue only if I open tmux in one terminal:

   $ sudo -u portage env SHELL=/bin/zsh tmux

and run the package test in other terminal.

If this is the case, the issue will be solved by exporting TMUX_TMPDIR="${T}" in the ebuild in order to avoid interferences between tmux sessions.
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2023-02-14 09:13:27 UTC
tinderbox runs under tmux but with bash

To reproduce you may try to launch emerge from tmux
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2023-02-15 08:31:53 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 23873c94cd4a4e55527136a26696c53dee787d8c
Author:     Petr Vaněk <>
AuthorDate: 2023-02-12 17:21:13 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2023-02-15 08:31:28 +0000

    app-admin/entr: fix prepare and test phases issues
    - Use correct name of PATCHES array in order to apply patch
    - Fix issue with interfering tmux sessions in test phase by exporting
    Fixes: 8a7dc41ca137 ("app-admin/entr: add 5.3")
    Signed-off-by: Petr Vaněk <>
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 app-admin/entr/{entr-5.3.ebuild => entr-5.3-r1.ebuild} | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)