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From "Hong Tang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5916) Standardize fall-back value of test.build.data for testing directories
Date Tue, 26 May 2009 22:36:45 GMT

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Hong Tang commented on HADOOP-5916:

Conflicting instructions have been provided here:


Where Chris suggests to use /tmp as default. test.build.data should always be set to build/test/data
by ant, shouldn't it? 

> Standardize fall-back value of test.build.data for testing directories
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-5916
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5916
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: test
>            Reporter: Jakob Homan
>         Attachments: test.build.data.txt
> Currently when the test.build.data property is not set, as happens when run through some
configurations of Eclipse, the fall-back value varies wildly.  Most calls set to /tmp, which
is not good as it is beyond the scope of the ant clean task and thus will not be deleted.
 Others default to "." which can drop the test files right in the current directory.  Speaking
with Konstanin, it seems the correct location should be "build/test/data" to ensure any files
that are created are within the scope of Ant's clean command.
> Attached is the current variation in this setting.

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