[developers] Trouble Seeing Test Suite Instances

Alexander Sugar sugara at uw.edu
Tue Sep 9 01:35:30 CEST 2014

Mr. Oepen,

      Please excuse my computer illiteracy. From where should I be
introducing the

tsdb -home <path> -verify


Thank you,

On 9/8/14, Stephan Oepen <oe at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
> colleagues,
>> 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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