Subject: Re: automake-1.7.9 fails test
To: TLD <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/11/2003 18:07:13
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 02:18:18PM +0100, TLD wrote:
> While trying to install from pkgsrc, in the test phase, I get
> =====================================
> 373 of 426 tests failed
> (38 tests were not run)
> Please report to
> =====================================
> (full PASS/FAIL/SKIP list available on demand)
> Any hint on what to do?

I digged around a bit and found out the reason for that:
When calling the test target, the buildlink bin dir is prepended
to the path, and it contains dummy autoconf/automakes; the tests
seem to rely on the path for finding autoconf/automake and thus fail

The tests probably could be written to be more defensive against this,
but perhaps we should make it possible _not_ to populate the buildlink
bin dir with the dummy scripts?

Comments welcome.