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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Cactus] Gump build failure: Culprit found!
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2004 04:35:01 GMT
Vincent Massol wrote:

> Hi guys,
> 
> I should have known better... After a few hours of debugging and thanks
> to Leo for giving me access to LSD, I have found the culprit. The hunt
> is over!
> 
> The culprit is: commons-httpclient
> 
> It works fine with version 2.0 of commons-httpclient but not with the
> latest version from HEAD. Now, the hard part, is trying to understand
> why httpclient has changed some API. Then the Cactus project will need
> to decide whether it has to use the new way (thus forcing users to use
> httpclient from HEAD) or ask nicely some Gump admin to install
> commons-httpclient 2.0 and have the Cactus build depend on that.
> 
> <what was learnt in this debugging process>
> You know what would be nice? That Gump would be able to do a source diff
> of a project dependencies, and this between a successful run and a
> failed one. That would be soooo nice. A report page showing all the
> differences. There can't be that much in 1 day, right?

that is a great idea!!: instead of sending the superverbose build log as 
nags, just send the delta between the failing one and the last correct one!

> Having this would have probably saved me about 3-4 hours.
> </what was learnt in this debugging process>
> 
> What do you think?

I think it's a very clever idea! thanks much

-- 
Stefano.


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