perl 5.8.8 syslog tests failing on MacOS X (sometimes)

Edmund von der Burg evdb at
Fri Dec 15 14:19:08 GMT 2006

There seems no real reason for it - I'll poke around and see if there
is an underlying cause. I agree that just skipping tests seems wrong.

If I run the tests quickly using:

  while true; do
    if ./perl harness ../ext/Sys/Syslog/t/syslog.t;
      then echo pass >> results;
      else echo fail >> results;

then 'cat results | sort | uniq -c' gives:

  61 fail
  51 pass

With sleep 4 then it changes to

  38 fail
  24 pass

I'm getting stuff in the logs occasionally so it does work sometimes.
Bug with some Apple code?

Dec 15 14:16:35 cindy perl: uid 501 is testing Perl 5.008008 syslog(3)
capabilities by connecting to a unix socket\n

This line does not appear if the tests fail so I don't think that
these tests should be skipped - they are failing for an unknown

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