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Re: Spurious tests are run in the old testsuite.

From: Peter Rosin
Subject: Re: Spurious tests are run in the old testsuite.
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:33:59 +0200
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Hi Ralf,

Den 2010-09-13 20:34 skrev Ralf Wildenhues:
> * Peter Rosin wrote on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 01:57:53PM CEST:
>> Den 2010-09-12 10:53 skrev Ralf Wildenhues:
>>> * Peter Rosin wrote on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:04:09AM CEST:
>>>> Den 2010-09-10 10:48 skrev Peter Rosin:
>>>>> Sigh. So, there is no way to run mdemo2-make.test and mdemo2-exec.test
>>>>> on systems where mdemo-dryrun.test fails.
>>>> I managed to run them by removing the offending dependency
>>>> in the generated Makefile. Both of the previously skipped
>>>> mdemo2 tests passed and I could finally check what $NM code
>>>> paths they cover in the libtool script.
>>> Your mails touch on several different but related issues.  Let's address
>>> this one first.  Does the patch below make things work better for you?
>> Nope.
> Please show output of
> $ make --version
> $ echo 'all:; @echo $(.FEATURES)' | make -f -
> $ grep -C1 order.only config.log
> If your make doesn't support order-only prerequisites, then of course my
> patch won't help you.  I'm not sure what I can do in that case, though,
> besides maybe globally reordering tests so that those likely to fail
> (such as mdemo-dryrun) are not prerequisites to others.

$ make --version
GNU Make 3.81
Copyright (C) 2006  Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A

This program built for i686-pc-cygwin
$ echo 'all:; @echo $(.FEATURES)' | make -f -
target-specific order-only second-expansion else-if archives jobserver 
$ grep -C1 order.only config.log
configure:24575: result: windres
configure:24731: checking whether make supports order-only prerequisites
configure:24755: result: yes


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