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authorJohannes Sixt <>2009-03-04 21:38:24 (GMT)
committerJohannes Sixt <>2009-03-22 16:26:44 (GMT)
commit704a3143d5ba0709727430154ef3dad600aad4de (patch)
treeace848d8b1548a6574b6c18c665369b9469c1464 /t/
parent7b7247b0d7cb6a105d87574642343480707414b3 (diff)
Use prerequisite tags to skip tests that depend on symbolic links
Many tests depend on that symbolic links work. This introduces a check that sets the prerequisite tag SYMLINKS if the file system supports symbolic links. Since so many tests have to check for this prerequisite, we do the check in, so that we don't need to repeat the test in many scripts. To check for 'ln -s' failures, you can use a FAT partition on Linux: $ mkdosfs -C git-on-fat 1000000 $ sudo mount -o loop,uid=j6t,gid=users,shortname=winnt git-on-fat /mnt Clone git to /mnt and $ GIT_SKIP_TESTS='t0001.1[34] t0010 t1301 t403[34] t4129.[47] t5701.7 t7701.3 t9100 t9101.26 t9119 t9124.[67] t9200.10 t9600.6' \ make test (These additionally skipped tests depend on POSIX permissions that FAT on Linux does not provide.) Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 6ef2dcf..2df3fdd 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -26,7 +26,12 @@ All of the attempts should fail.
mkdir path2 path3
date >path0
-ln -s xyzzy path1
+if test_have_prereq SYMLINKS
+ ln -s xyzzy path1
+ date > path1
date >path2/file2
date >path3/file3
@@ -38,7 +43,12 @@ rm -fr path?
mkdir path0 path1
date >path2
-ln -s frotz path3
+if test_have_prereq SYMLINKS
+ ln -s frotz path3
+ date > path3
date >path0/file0
date >path1/file1