Subject: Spurious CPAN Tester errors from Sep 23rd to present.
Date: Wednesday 5th October 2005 13:22:40 UTC (over 11 years ago)
The new version of Test::More from Sep 23rd improved the STDERR output on test failure. Unfortunately, this has accidentally broken Test::Builder::Tester's test_fail function. (and maybe other test-testing modules) http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bug.html?id=14936 T:B:Tester is used by about 26 other testing modules, and from there it cascades out to 500+ other distributions, including LWP and almost the entire web section of CPAN. A certain unknown percentage of these (probably very low at this point) will be failing spuriously in CPAN tester reports starting at around report number 250,000 upwards... the pattern should look something like this. http://testers.cpan.org/show/Test-SubCalls.html#Test-SubCalls-0.01 It will probably start as a trickle of failures and gradually increase. Please ignore these bad reports. I've contacted Schwern to get that specific change to Test::More backed out ASAP. These problem, if you get any, should go away shortly. Given that the repair alternatives are to backout the Test::More change and increment the T:B:Tester Test::More version to the newest (or at least, NOT the current) or to change all 26 other modules, backing out seems the sanest option at this point Adam K