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Id: 53008
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: PathTools

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Requestors: toddr [...] null.net
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Severity: Normal
Broken in:
  • 3.30
  • 3.31
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Subject: t/cwd.t fails if path to test files is inaccessible
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my cpan directory was in /home/myusername/.cpan/.... When I ran tests, test 26 failed with a message about abs_path failing. ok 20 - Cwd::chdir() updates $ENV{PWD} #/home/myusername/.cpan/build/PathTools-3.31- ruFSCU/t/_ptrslt_/_path_/_to_/_a_ #/home/myusername/.cpan/build/PathTools-3.31- ruFSCU/t/_ptrslt_/_path_/_to_ #/home/myusername/.cpan/build/PathTools-3.31- ruFSCU/t/_ptrslt_/_path_ #/home/myusername/.cpan/build/PathTools-3.31-ruFSCU/t/_ptrslt_ #/home/myusername/.cpan/build/PathTools-3.31-ruFSCU/t ok 21 ok 22 ok 23 ok 24 not ok 25 # Failed test (t/cwd.t at line 213) # '/home/myusername/.cpan/build/PathTools-3.31- ruFSCU/t/linktest' # doesn't match '(?i- xsm:\/home\/myusername\/\.cpan\/build\/PathTools\-3\.31\- ruFSCU\/t\/_ptrslt_\/_path_\/_to_\/_a_\/_dir_$)' ok 26 - abs_path() can be invoked on a file ok 27 - fast_abs_path() can be invoked on a file The actual problem turned out that /home did not have world read permissions (0751) . The test message didn't really give me any hints as to why this was happening. What I'm thinking is that a test is in order prior to this one to verify that read access is possible all the way up to where the test is running from. I know this is complicated by Cwd functioning on Windows/VMS. A hint as to why this was happening was gleaned from RT 13851, although in this case, _perl_abs_path seems to be what's failing. I would provide a test case, however I feel like I don't know the code well enough to advise a test. Please let me know if you need any more info. This failure happened on perl 5.8.8 on a CentOS 5 System


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