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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Jenkins build became unstable: Ant-Build-Matrix-master-Linux » JDK 1.8 (latest) #977
Date Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:39:17 GMT
On 2017-12-10, Jaikiran Pai wrote:

> I'll investigate why this is failing (local tests pass for me) and fix it.

Are you using Java9 locally? The test only fail for Java8 in Jenkins,
this could explain the difference. The antunit tests fail for me with
Java 8 as well, while the JUnit test passes.

testCreateDoubleHanging is related to judging from the
history. Here the link points to a non-existent file and Files.exists
returns false in Java8.

Target testCreateOverFile in the antunit test explicitly tries to
replace a file with a link, doing exactly what the bugzilla report says
is a bug. So the behavior seems to have been intentional.

We now need to figure out whether the bug report was genuine (and list
the change as breaking) or we want to revert part of your fix, change
the documentation and change the bugzilla issue's resolution to a


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