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Re: Launch bash script for functional testing with "make check" and "mak

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: Launch bash script for functional testing with "make check" and "make distcheck"
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:00:38 +0100

On 01/09/2013 04:09 PM, Timothée Flutre wrote:
> Thanks, I've added TESTS_ENVIRONMENT (tried with or without "AC_")
(it's "AM_" BTW)

> in my test/ and updated the rest like this:
> launch_functional_tests.bash: $(srcdir)/
>         sed -e 's,PATHTOMYPROG,$(myprog_abspath),g'
> $(srcdir)/ > launch_functional_tests.bash
>         chmod +x launch_functional_tests.bash
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough: with my suggestion, you don't need to
preprocess 'launch_functional_tests.bash' any longer; you can just have
it rely on the '$myprog_abspath' environment variable instead.

> However, the variable $(myprog_abspath) is empty! This can be seen on
> the stdout when running "make":
> ...
> make[1]: Entering directory `~/mypkg/test'
> sed -e 's,PATHTOMYPROG,,g' ./ >
> launch_functional_tests.bash
> chmod +x launch_functional_tests.bash
> make[1]: Leaving directory `~/mypkg/test'
> ...
> I'm using Automake v1.9.6.
Wow, that is ancient.  My suggestions only applied to Automake 1.11
onward.  Automake versions older tan those are no longer worth
supporting nor considering, IMHO.

 Can the problem come from this? (For
> completeness, the machine I'm using has Autoconf v2.59.)
I suggest you update your installation ASAP (at least to Automake 1.12.6
and Autoconf 2.65).

> The manual
Be careful: the online manual only refers to the latest released
Automake version (as of today, 1.13.1).  If you have a different
version, you should only refer to the locally-installed documentation.

> also speaks of a script "". Is there a GNU
> package using something like this, so that I could have a look at it?
Yes, GNU coreutils, IIRC.  But consider that the coreutils build system
requires Automake 1.11 or later, so some (or many) of its idioms cannot
work with older Automake.


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