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Re: bug#8880: [PATCH] tests: fix spurious failure when dependency tracki

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: bug#8880: [PATCH] tests: fix spurious failure when dependency tracking is unavailable
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:48:08 +0100

On 02/28/2012 08:14 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 02/27/2012 11:01 PM, Dave Goodell wrote:
>> "yacc-dist-nobuild.dir" fails without this depcomp patch, but it passes with
>> it.  I didn't fully grok this test, but it looks like the test requires
>> dependency support from the compiler+depcomp to operate correctly.
> Not really, that was a redundant dependency crept in because I almost
> always test only with compilers for which automake supports automatic
> dependency tracking.
>> I don't have time to investigate this thoroughly, but you can
>> reproduce it with GCC by running this test with
>> "am_cv_CC_dependencies_compiler_type=none" set in the environment.
> Indeed I can.
> And the attached patch should fix the issue.  I will push it tomorrow,
> barring any objection.
Pushed now.


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