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authorSZEDER Gábor <>2019-07-18 15:22:34 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-07-19 21:06:01 (GMT)
commitfb9d7431cf4c4d4d90ad2d2904c7feb19dfb2f8f (patch)
tree6ad464bab3eaf3a1b89abe38eebf626a712d49af /ci/
parentb697d92f56511e804b8ba20ccbe7bdc85dc66810 (diff)
travis-ci: build with GCC 4.8 as well
C99 'for' loop initial declaration, i.e. 'for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)', is not allowed in Git's codebase yet, to maintain compatibility with some older compilers. Our Travis CI builds used to catch 'for' loop initial declarations, because the GETTEXT_POISON job has always built Git with the default 'cc', which in Travis CI's previous default Linux image (based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty) is GCC 4.8, and that GCC version errors out on this construct (not only with DEVELOPER=1, but with our default CFLAGS as well). Alas, that's not the case anymore, becase after 14.04's EOL Travis CI's current default Linux image is based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial [1] and its default 'cc' is now GCC 5.4, which, just like all later GCC and Clang versions, simply accepts this construct, even if we don't explicitly specify '-std=c99'. Ideally we would adjust our CFLAGS used with DEVELOPER=1 to catch this undesired construct already when contributors build Git on their own machines. Unfortunately, however, there seems to be no compiler option that would catch only this particular construct without choking on many other things, e.g. while a later compiler with '-std=c90' and/or '-ansi' does catch this construct, it can't build Git because of several screenfulls of other errors. Add the 'linux-gcc-4.8' job to Travis CI, in order to build Git with GCC 4.8, and thus to timely catch any 'for' loop initial declarations. To catch those it's sufficient to only build Git with GCC 4.8, so don't run the test suite in this job, because 'make test' takes rather long [2], and it's already run five times in other jobs, so we wouldn't get our time's worth. [1] The Azure Pipelines builds have been using Ubuntu 16.04 images from the start, so I belive they never caught 'for' loop initial declarations. [2] On Travis CI 'make test' alone would take about 9 minutes in this new job (without running httpd, Subversion, and P4 tests). For comparison, starting the job and building Git with GCC 4.8 takes only about 2 minutes. Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ci/')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/ci/ b/ci/
index cdd2913..ff0ef7f 100755
--- a/ci/
+++ b/ci/
@@ -11,9 +11,9 @@ windows*) cmd //c mklink //j t\\.prove "$(cygpath -aw "$cache_dir/.prove")";;
-make test
-if test "$jobname" = "linux-gcc"
+case "$jobname" in
+ make test
export GIT_TEST_OE_SIZE=10
@@ -21,7 +21,16 @@ then
make test
+ ;;
+ # Don't run the tests; we only care about whether Git can be
+ # built with GCC 4.8, as it errors out on some undesired (C99)
+ # constructs that newer compilers seem to quietly accept.
+ ;;
+ make test
+ ;;