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Re: Attic cleanup

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Attic cleanup
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 11:05:22 -0700

Derek Robert Price <derek@ximbiot.com> writes:

> Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> >I don't know about you, but I typically only run the tests in the
> >default /tmp directory which is typically either a ufs (which is the
> >filesystem type I normally use for the repository anyway) or a memory
> >filesystem. I suppose we should encourage folks to run the tests in the
> >filesystems they are going to use...
> True, I was thinking that potential users might think of that, but
> docs would likely be in order if we really wanted that...


> ...except that as soon as I manage to finish this Autotest conversion,
> testing will occur in the build tree, by default.  I forget how easy
> it is to move wihtout moving the build tree.

Hmmm...Sometimes (such as on platforms with very little local space, but
the oldest version of an operating system in a series) my "build tree"
is an NFS mounted home directory rather than local disk. I think it is
probably desirable to hack configure at the same time to specify the
filesystem to use for testing and possibly leave it as /tmp for now.
> Does the Autotest rambling make me sound like a broken record yet?  :)


        -- Mark

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