Add a suggestion for non-English locale of Linux in the test doc

naoto.sato at naoto.sato at
Mon Apr 15 15:24:01 UTC 2019

As for the wording, I'd suggest "Non-US Locale" instead of 
"Non-English." Some tests may depend on US customary behavior, such as 
date format, decimal separator, etc.


On 4/15/19 6:59 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> Documenting this is certainly the least we can do. If our tests depend 
> on the locale being set to en_US, then I think the best action would be 
> to provide such a configuration directly in RunTests.gmk. Exporting LANG 
> should work for all Unix OSes, but most likely not on Windows. The extra 
> VM_OPTIONS would fix most of them it seems. Would it be worth 
> investigating the remaining 7 and get them fixed?
> In the meantime, documenting seems prudent. I would suggest something 
> like this:
> ### Non-English Locale
> If your locale is non-English, some tests are likely to fail. To work 
> around this you can set the locale to English. On Unix platforms simply 
> setting `LANG=en_US` in the environment before running tests should 
> work. On Windows, setting `JTREG="VM_OPTIONS=-Duser.language=en 
>"` helps for most, but not all test cases.
> /Erik
> On 2019-04-14 20:28, Jing Tian wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have discussed the issue of the test cases fail because of locale 
>> before[1].
>> Thanks for the suggestions given by Naoto and David. I think we can 
>> put this advice in the test doc, which may be better for people to 
>> test. This advice can avoid the problem that caused by locale and we 
>> can pay more attention to the functional points that the test itself 
>> focuses on.
>> Set JTREG="VM_OPTIONS=-Duser.language=en" , it does 
>> pass most test cases, but there are still very few test cases(7 in 
>> total) can't pass the test when they are in a non-English locale.
>> I think if 'make test' in a non-English locale, we can set the locale 
>> to English first. Use 'export LANG="en_US"'. But this method is just 
>> for Linux. I test "tier1 tier2 tier3" after setting LANG="en_US". The 
>> problems caused by the local settings have not appeared anymore.
>> JBS:
>> Webrev:
>> The testing.html is updated automatically using "make 
>> update-build-docs" with pandoc version 2.7.2.
>> [1] 
>> <> 
>> Cheers,
>> Jing Tian

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