[webkit-dev] Please install shellwords on the bots

Filip Pizlo fpizlo at apple.com
Sun Oct 6 14:06:26 PDT 2013

On Oct 6, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org> wrote:

> On 10/6/13, 1:54 PM, Filip Pizlo wrote:
>> This bug: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120696
>> Is for making run-javascriptcore-tests run all of the tests in
>> parallel and in a way that is aware of our multiple tiers.  It vastly
>> improves JSC test coverage.
>> Right now, the script will refuse to do anything if your machine
>> doesn't have the Ruby shellwords package installed.  Eventually I'll
>> change that to make it just fail.
>> Please install shellwords on the bots so that this script can work.
>> (And no, I don't see an easy alternative to using shellwords for this
>> testing infrastructure.  It would take a lot more code if we didn't
>> want to use shellwords.  So, you should install shellwords to run
>> javascriptcore tests.  It's already installed by default on a lot of
>> OS's.)
>> I'll be landing this patch soon.  We need the test coverage.
> Could run-javascriptcore-tests just install shellwords when it is missing?


> There is a precedent of this, webkit-patch downloads every missing
> packages, making it easy to use without installing the dependencies.

In the case of shellwords, the majority of WebKit developers will already have it.  It’s part of the Ruby standard library as of version 2.

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