Unreliability of the build system

Jan Stolarek jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Fri May 17 16:03:10 CEST 2013

> The testsuite does check whether the package.cache timestamp changed
> while running a test. If it did then you'll get a
>     Package cache timestamps do not match: [...]
> framework failure. Do you know whether that happened?
If it checks cache local to the build tree, then I have no idea. I just run the validation and 
don't touch the tree until validation ends. If it checks the global cache in ~ then I have a 
suspicion of what might have happened - will check that.

> Otherwise, looking at why the package.cache is out of date, along with
> what tests were run around the time that it happened, might give a clue
> as to what went wrong.
Thanks Ian, I will keep that in mind and try to investigate the problem when it happens again.


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