[Cvsnt] I can't initialize my cvsroot

Bishop, Murray murray.bishop at acnielsen.com.au
Wed Dec 12 23:56:34 GMT 2001

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Tony Hoyle [SMTP:tmh at nothing-on.tv] wrote:

> sanity.sh breaks every time you change the wording of the output... I'd
> prefer a script that checked what cvs did, rather than what it looked
> like...  cvsnt changes rather a lot & it would be a pain to modify a
> script every time the output changed slightly (anyay it's shell script
> so it won't run under NT).
Changing the expected stdout and stderr to $(DOTSTAR) would disable
most of the checks on the wording of the output.
But perhaps checking this is a good way to keep compatibility with
scripts that parse stdout or stderr from CVS.

sanity.sh does at least some checking on changes to files and

I got sanity.sh running on windows NT 4.0 on cygwin B20 at CVS
1.9.28. Some tests (symlinks and others) I couldn't see how to make
work on NT - so I skipped them. It was a lot of work to do, but my
boss was happy to pay for it. And it took a long time to run (a few hours).

> I've never seen a testing procedure that worked satisfactorily, though.
>    They're supposed to be developing one at work but it's the same
> problem  with 50 developers modifying bits of the code by the time
> anyone has written a test script it's obsolete anyway.  There is a 'sort
> of OK' test script that just checks that program core functions are
> reasonably sane, and that's as far as it goes.
I haven't had that experience myself either.

But the Extreme Programming folks report great results from
their usual practices of writing unit tests before coding, testing
everything that could possibly break, continuous integration
with all unit tests passing 100%.

I'm starting to adopt those practices as much as I can in my
work. So far it feels pretty good to me.

> Something that tested the basic functions - commit, import, add, remove,
> etc. & checked the RCS files & repository for sanity would be nice.
> It'd probably have to be a perl or python script.
Back in september, devel-cvs had a message that Alexy Mahotkin
was going to start "the hard work of converting the insanity.sh to
Autotest" for whatever that's worth.


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