[developers] Trouble Seeing Test Suite Instances

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Tue Sep 9 00:24:17 CEST 2014


> The problem seems to be with [incr tsdb()]'s ability to "see" certain
> directories on the UbuntuLKB distro.

i only have partial context here, but it sounds as if (a) there is a
valid skeleton, and (b) running ‘File|Create’ on it shows the
‘creating empty data file’ messages as it should.

the ‘no history file’ message should not be a problem.

i would recommend inspecting the directory corresponding to the [incr
tsdb()] Database Root, where there should be a new sub-directory after
the ‘File|Create’ action.

[incr tsdb()] will try validating that directory (i.e. the one
containing the ‘relations’ and ‘item’ files, together will all those
empty ones) using a command like the following:

  tsdb -home <path> -verify

here, <path> should correspond to the above sub-directory, and the
‘-verify’ should either return with a zero exit(3) code (see ‘man
true’), or it should print diagnostic messages that i hope will help
resolve the problem.

this all is relatively standard [incr tsdb()] territory that has been
unchanged for a decade or more.  thus, i am inclined to suspect that
some idiosyncrasy of the local setup is at the root of this problem.

best, oe

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