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Re: Ability to display verbose

From: James Hunt
Subject: Re: Ability to display verbose
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:11:12 +0100
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On 26/06/13 21:47, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 06/26/2013 06:39 PM, James Hunt wrote:
>> I'm struggling to coerce automake 1.13 to produce a verbose build log as 
>> used to
>> be possible with previous releases.
>> in automake-1.13 still contains:
>>      test x"$$VERBOSE" = x || cat $(TEST_SUITE_LOG);"
>> ... but I cannot seem to force VERBOSE to work as it used to.
> That's because, starting from Automake 1.13, the parallel testsuite harness
> has been made the default one; this harness is quite silent, and even with
> VERBOSE=yes, it only displays the logs of the non-passed tests (i.e., only
> of the failed or skipped ones, or of the ones that passed unexpectedly).
> Until Automake 1.12, the older (and more verbose) serial harness was the
> default, so -- among other differences -- the output used to be more verbose.
> If you want to retain the use of the old serial harness in your project, you
> have to use the 'serial-tests' option (recognized by automake 1.12, 1.13 and
> the most recent 1.14, but unfortunately *not* buy automake 1.11).

Ok. I've tried the trick from:

... but it doesn't appear to work for me. This behaviour change is causing a few
problems for other projects too so I'd really like to find a way to reliably
re-enable verbose output.

>> I've reported this bug in Debian with more details:
>> Kind regards,
>> James.
> HTH,
>   Stefano

Kind regards,


James Hunt
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