[darcs-users] darcs patch: Add a final cleaning-up script to the harness.

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Wed Oct 8 20:49:57 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Eric Kow <eric.kow at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
> This is to help us deal with buildbot.  The main issue I had
> is that some tests would set restrictive permissions, and for
> whatever reason, fail.  Afterwards, we were left with a
> directory that buildbot could not remove.  On the next build,
> the bot would be stuck because it needs to clobber this
> directory in order to get a fresh darcs.

Not trying to pick on buildbot here, but this sounds like either a design
flaw or an oversight in buildbot.  Naively, it seems as though you would
always want to test in a fresh clean directory.

Maybe it's time to make a feature request.  I've CC'd Zooko on this.

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