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Re: "make test" not making what's tested

From: kodis
Subject: Re: "make test" not making what's tested
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:03:13 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 11:34:30AM -0400, Alan D. Salewski wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:58:20AM -0400, address@hidden spake thus:
> > I have a simple project that builds a C program in the top level
> > directory, and a series of shell scripts to test this program in a
> > 'tests' subdirectory.  If I run "./configure; make; make check",
> > everything works as expected, but if I run "./configure; make check"
> > from a just cleaned top level directory, the program to be tested
> > doesn't get built prior to running the tests.
> Hi kodis,
> In your top-level, simply change the ordering of the
> directories in SUBDIRS to have the top-level directory build first.
> I suspect that it currently looks something like this:
>     SUBDIRS = tests .
> or
>     SUBDIRS = tests
> (the first is simply a more explicit version of the second). You would
> want to change it so that '.' comes before 'tests':
>     SUBDIRS = . tests

Exactly right.  Thanks.  I suspected that this was a common enough
situation that the autotools would do the right thing with little
prodding required, I just couldn't figure out what that little
prodding should be.

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