[lsb-discuss] Questions about getting the LSB 4.1 certification

Jeff Licquia licquia at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Mar 20 18:40:45 UTC 2014

On 03/19/2014 08:52 AM, Alexandra Safta wrote:
> I understood than we can get the certification if we have tests with the
> Severity: ”failed (waived)”. Can you explain me, please, what is the
> difference between Severity: failed, Severity: unresolved and Severity:
> unreported?

All of them can be considered failure conditions.  The difference is
that "failed" tests are tests which complete normally, but which report
a failure condition, while "unresolved" and "unreported" tests are tests
which have some kind of problem with the test itself: either it crashes,
or perhaps doesn't even run.

> Also, if the Resolution is: Known Problem and the bug reporting that
> problem with the test/s is still unresolved does the test still need to
> be pass in order to get the certification ?

Usually, that means that someone has reported a problem, and we're still
investigating it.  We prioritize reports that are holding up someone's
certification, so if that affects you, let us know.

> Another problem I got is regarding
> https://lsbbugs.linuxfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3814 . I reproduced
> the issue when running the LSB Perl tests (the tests has the Severity:
> Unreported) but Resolution is “No result” and not “Upstream bug” or
> “Known problem” as expected.

Looking at that bug, someone else has reported the same problem.
Apparently, the marker in our problem database isn't matching the
problem as it actually shows up in the tests.  I'll need to examine further.

Assuming we can work out that problem, the problem it describes has been
waived, so you shouldn't need to worry about it.

BTW, there's an interface to search our problem database here:


Good luck with your further efforts, and please let us know if we can
help with anything else.
Jeff Licquia
The Linux Foundation
+1 (317) 915-7441
licquia at linuxfoundation.org

Linux Foundation Events Schedule:  events.linuxfoundation.org
Linux Foundation Training Schedule: training.linuxfoundation.org

More information about the lsb-discuss mailing list