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Re: release candidate 5 available--Solaris now passes all tests

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: release candidate 5 available--Solaris now passes all tests
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 10:25:17 -0700
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"DeBerry, Marshall" <address@hidden> writes:

> Solaris 9 now passes all 93 tests.  Ben, I replaced the
> tests/expressions/ file with the one you sent, and now
> that passes the compare test.  

Glad to hear it.

> And John, setting the CFLAGS to "-g -O0" seems to do the trick
> for the issue--turning off optimization causes no
> Abort messages now.

That's nice--but it still may mean that we have a bug, just that
it's a bug that disappears without optimizations.  I guess we
won't worry about it for now.

> Ben, I believe you also sent an attachment for the FC4 issue I
> mentioned--I'll try that out tonight.


> Also, Ben, you mentioned in one of your emails about my switching from
> the bash to sh shell to run the tests.  I did do that, because it seemed
> I was having a problem with only 63 tests passing the first time.
> However, I believe it may have been due to the path pointing to the
> Solaris diff instead of the Gnu diff.  When running the make check
> tests, I made sure to "path" to the Gnu diff, ran the tests with both
> shells, and neither shell caused any problems with the result.

I'll make a note in the INSTALL that GNU diff is required for
`make check', and in the TODO file that we should fix that.
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