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Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:42:10 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: john --test failures

On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 04:22:50PM -0400, Rick Zero_Chaos Farina wrote:
> It was a plain --test.  I reported either the same or an extremely
> similar bug for the last jumbo patch, and yes, I know it's a known issue.

When you remind us of known issues, please word your messages
accordingly.  Thanks!

> Gentoo users expect tests to pass.  Not just in that "it's cool to watch
> the numbers scroll by" way, when the package is compiled it is tested
> before installed.  The obvious choice of a test for jtr to ensure all
> functionality is working as expected would be "./john --test".  The fact
> that --test failed means that all of my users cannot install jtr, or I
> must forcibly disable the tests.  For now, I have obviously disabled the
> tests since I know they are unreliable, but my point is this is
> important enough to merit a fix.

Of course.  For us, it was a choice between not releasing the GPU
support for some months more or releasing with the --test bug.

I suggest that you only disable the tests in GPU builds.  When you do
CPU builds, running "make check" right after build is appropriate.


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