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Re: non-recursive make and tests

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: non-recursive make and tests
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:07:03 +1000

On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 20:30 -0500, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> >
> > It would be quite helpful if Automake offered a mode in which it 
> > automatically changed the working directory to the directory where the test 
> > program/script resides and set $srcdir to the relative position in the 
> > source 
> > tree to support VPATH builds.  This would emulate the operation of 
> > recursive 
> > builds.  Either a global Automake option could be used to enable this 
> > (subdir-tests), or a "RTESTS" (relative tests) mode would be provided.
> It seems that this topic has not caught anyone's interest since there 
> have been no follow-up posts today.  Surely someone else has converted 
> their recursive project to a non-recursive project and noticed that it 
> is very difficult to get test suites working again?

I found it trivial. Mind you, all my tests are - by design - self


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