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Re: is there a knob for the location of the tests directory?

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 6:32 AM, Marc Spitzer <> 
> Hello,
> After posting on the freebsd-ports list it was recomended that I
> install  the tests/ tree in libexec to comply with the hier(7) man
> page.  Is there a knob I can use to set that up in configure,  when I
> did ./configure --help nothing seemed correct.

Oops, this email slipped through and noticed it now.  No, there is no
way to change the installation path for tests at the moment through
the configure script... but a hack could be to either:

1) Use "make install testsdir=/your/path" during installation.

2) Patch the to put your preferred value in the testsdir variable.

I've been browsing through the freebsd-ports lists and I would like to
tell you that neither share nor libexec seem the correct place to
install the tests.  share is not adequate because many tests are
binary programs; on the other hand, libexec is not appropriate because
many tests come with auxiliary data files.

I opted to use a different subdirectory because none of the existing
ones made sense.  And now NetBSD's hier(7) mentions it :-P

Kind regards,

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>

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