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bug#11204: automake-1.11.4 test failures, powerpc-darwin8

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#11204: automake-1.11.4 test failures, powerpc-darwin8
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:14:15 +0200

On 04/12/2012 08:32 PM, David Fang wrote:
>> This looks suspicious:
>>  FAIL: distcheck-override-infodir.test (exit: 2)
>>  ===============================================
>>  distcheck-override-infodir: running install-info --version
>>  Debian install-info 1.10.21.  Copyright (C) 1994,1995
>>  Ian Jackson.  This is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence
>>  version 2 or later for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty.
>> Why do you have Debian install-info installed on Mac OS X?  It is not used
>> anymore even on Debian:
>>  $ cat /etc/debian_version
>>  wheezy/sid
>>  $ install-info --version
>>  This is not dpkg install-info anymore, but GNU install-info
>>  See the man page for ginstall-info for command line arguments
>>  install-info (GNU texinfo) 4.13
>> and in fact Automake has stopped trying to cater to Debian install-info since
>> the release 1.11.2.
> So I have an install-info from dpkg, which is used by fink, which
> installs packages to another prefix (default: /sw):
> fang% which install-info
> /sw/sbin/install-info
> fang% dpkg -S `which install-info`
> dpkg: /sw/sbin/install-info
What happens if you use GNU info instead?  Do the testsuite failures

>> What happens if you re-run the failed tests after defining 
>> to "no" in the environment?  Like this:
>>  $ cd tests && AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR=no make -jN recheck
> % env AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR=no make recheck
> FAIL: install-info-dir.test
> FAIL: distcheck-override-infodir.test
These are weaknesses in the testsuite, which are fixed by the attached
patch.  Thanks for having found them.

> [SNIP] passing tests


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