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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [GUMP] Test Failure - Ant
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2001 12:45:20 GMT
On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 23:21, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> On 16 Nov 2001, Diane Holt <holtdl@apache.org> wrote:
>> >    
>> > /home/rubys/jakarta/jakarta-ant/src/etc/testcases/taskdefs/gzip.xml:22:
>> > Src attribute must not represent a directory!
>>
>> seems Magesh's patch has introduced a backwards compatibility
>> problem 8-(
> 
> I would describe it as fixing a bug. Shouldn't a task that fails to
> do anything throw an exception rather issue an error message ?

Agreed, I just looked into the testcase and saw it was expecting that
the archive has actually been created, strange.  The old task would
create an empty gzip archive and log an error message.

I think we should add a mild warning to WHATSNEW and fix the testcase,
I can do that.

Stefan

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