## Bug #18172

### Confusing error report for tests with failing dependences

Start date:

11/09/2017

Due date:

% Done:

0%

Estimated time:

**Description**

When setting tests in a sequence, so that, e.g.

- tests depend one on the other:
`B`

depends on`A`

,`C`

depends on`B`

, ... if Fermilab Redmine were not broken, this would show the relations:Error executing the**graphviz**macro (No such file or directory - /usr/bin/dot) - the test suite includes all the tests in the sequence:
`A`

`B`

`C`

and a upstream test fail (e.g. `A`

), the depending tests are skipped. The bug is in the report of the failure: if a test depends on another test that was skipped, that skipped test appears to generate another report. In this example, `A`

failure would be reported once as expected, failure of `B`

, due to failure of prerequisite `A`

, would be reported twice (when trying to run `B`

and `C`

), while `C`

failure would be reported only once.

An example of actual output:

The current parallel limit is: 5 Test Suite: seq_test_sbndcode Expanded: ci_reco_basic_regression_seq_test_sbndcode ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode Start 1: ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode ERROR: Expected Output file 'hist-sbnd_ci_sbndcode_seq_single_gen-current.root' does not exist. ERROR: Expected Output file 'hist-sbnd_ci_sbndcode_seq_single_gen-current.root' is not a root file. 1/ 4 Test #1: ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Failed copy_out_results check point None false None None False Skip 2: ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode -- prereq ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode failed 2/ 4 Test #2: ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Skipped Skip 2: ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode -- prereq ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode failed a 3/ 4 Test #3: ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Skipped Skip 3: ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode -- prereq ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode failed 4/ 4 Test #4: ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Skipped Skip 3: ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode -- prereq ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode failed a 5/ 4 Test #5: ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Skipped Skip 3: ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode -- prereq ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode failed a 6/ 4 Test #6: ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Skipped Skip 4: ci_reco_basic_regression_seq_test_sbndcode -- prereq ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode failed 7/ 4 Test #7: ci_reco_basic_regression_seq_test_sbndcode .. Skipped 0 tests passed (0%), 1 tests failed, 0 tests with warnings, 6 tests skipped, out of 7 Not updating any reference fileswhere the sequence of tests is

`ci_gen_regression_seq_test_sbndcode`

`ci_g4_regression_seq_test_sbndcode`

`ci_detsim_regression_seq_test_sbndcode`

`ci_reco_basic_regression_seq_test_sbndcode`

.
### History

#### #1 Updated by Vito Di Benedetto over 3 years ago

**Project**changed from*LAr-Continuous-Integration*to*lar_ci*

#### #2 Updated by Vito Di Benedetto over 3 years ago

**Status**changed from*New*to*Assigned***Assignee**set to*Bruno Coimbra***Priority**changed from*Normal*to*Low*