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Re: making script executable?

From: mcmahill
Subject: Re: making script executable?
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 05:43:00 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Steve M. Robbins wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 05:20:02PM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > I have a shell script which I want to run as part of a testsuite.  However
> > when I do a 'make distcheck' this script (which does not get configured or
> > anything at build time) ends up with execute permissions turned off.
> > Since I want to be able to properly deal with a read only source tree,
> > what should I do?
> If *all* your tests are shell scripts, you can set TESTS_ENVIRONMENT
> to "/bin/sh".
> This is even documented in the automake manual!  ;->
>     The variable `TESTS_ENVIRONMENT' can be used to set environment
>     variables for the test run; the environment variable `srcdir' is
>     set in the rule.  If all your test programs are scripts, you can
>     also set `TESTS_ENVIRONMENT' to an invocation of the shell (e.g.
>     `$(SHELL) -x'); this can be useful for debugging the tests.

I read that part of the manual, but the "If *all*" part was the issue :(


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