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Re: [libtool 2.1a] testsuite: 25 26 un-"expected failure" onhppa2.0w-hpu

From: Michael Haubenwallner
Subject: Re: [libtool 2.1a] testsuite: 25 26 un-"expected failure" onhppa2.0w-hpux11.11
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:52:04 +0200

On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 18:20 +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hello Michael,
> Thanks for the report.
> * Michael Haubenwallner wrote on Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 11:26:06AM CEST:
> > 
> > libtool-2.1a (Build: 1.2519 2007/10/09 19:32:44) cannot do DESTDIR
> > installs (at least) on hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.11.
> That is correct.  On systems where
>   ./libtool --config | grep fast_install
> is "no", it doesn't currently work.  fast_install is no on HP-UX/PA
> because we don't use nodefaultrpath, IIRC, only on ia64.  And IIRC there
> was a conscious decision not to do so on PA, but offhand don't remember
> why.  Libtool 1.5.x should be similar here.

Hmm - this means one cannot do DESTDIR installs on hppa-hpux using
libtool at all yet ?

> > Thing is, testsuite 25 and 26 result to "expected failure", which really
> > should be "FAIL".
> I'm not sure why you think that.  The testsuite matches the expected
> behavior of the code, just maybe not the desired one.  That's what
> "expected failure"s mean.

This was because I could not believe that broken DESTDIR install is
intentionally, as this is a basic prerequisite for package managers IMO
to work properly.

Anyway - are there any plans (or patches already) to get this work ?


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