[darcs-devel] [issue2670] failing patch-index tests

Ben Franksen bugs at darcs.net
Fri Dec 18 08:45:38 UTC 2020

New submission from Ben Franksen <ben.franksen at online.de>:

I thought I ran all tests after fixing issue2668 but apparently I 
did not. Many of the patch-index tests fail now with darcs issuing 
an an error message like

darcs: /tmp/./_darcs/patch_index-f79eaa0fcf98d8b8: createDirectory: 
does not exist (No such file or directory)

This is because withPermDir (like withDelayedDir and withTempDir) 
interprets relative file paths as relative to /tmp. (This is stupid 
IMO, but that's another issue.) It turns out that in the patch index 
code we pass a path that starts with (repoLocation repo), which, for 
newly created repos, seems to be ".". Which is bad: the repoLocation 
of a repo should be an absolute path or URL, never a relative path. 
The fix is to convert "." into an absolute path in 

messages: 22544
nosy: bf
status: unknown
title: failing patch-index tests

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