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Steve Hay
May 11, 2012 15:26
Re: Perl 5.16.0 RC0
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On 11 May 2012 21:09, Jan Dubois <> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 May 2012, Steve Hay wrote:
>> >   99ce35a3e1a48b6936e3e2e56966cb6736181875  perl-5.16.0-RC0.tar.gz
>> Default build out-of-the-box on Windows 7 x64 with VC++ 2010 SP1 is
>> sadly not a pleasant experience for me. As reported previously, numerous
>> tests hang and have to be killed, yielding the test results below. As
>> noted before, however, all is well aside from the intermittent fork.t
>> test 24 failure if STDERR is redirected somewhere.
>> It's a great shame that I've not been able to fix this. Is anyone else
>> seeing this, or is it just me? I get the same thing on two different
>> machines, so it's at least not just one particular machine.
> I don't get any hangs with my VC6 + 2003 PSDK builds, and just some
> passing TODO tests as well as a single CPAN module failure:
> Test Summary Report
> -------------------
> ../cpan/CGI/t/tmpdir.t                                          (Wstat: 0 Tests: 9 Failed: 0)
>  TODO passed:   3-9
> ../cpan/IPC-Cmd/t/01_IPC-Cmd.t                                  (Wstat: 256 Tests: 459 Failed: 1)
>  Failed test:  20
>  Non-zero exit status: 1
> Files=2339, Tests=528066, 1906 wallclock secs (27.03 usr + 90.13 sys = 117.16 CPU)
> Result: FAIL
> I've been offline for the last 3.5 weeks and can't remember if
> the IPC-Cmd failure is new or not; the passing tmpdir.t TODO tests
> have been happening for a while though.
> Cheers,
> -Jan

What OS was that on?

I've just tried again with VC6 SP6, VC8 SP1 and VC10 SP1 and I get the
exact same set of tests hanging with all three of them. This is
WIndows 7 64-bit. I'm specifying WIN64=undef in the build for a 32-bit
build, but otherwise have changed nothing except the CCTYPE.

(The fork.t failure is interrmittent; so is the io_sock failure. But
the *hangs* are 100% reproducible every time on both machines
available to me, albeit both Win7 x64...)

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