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Re: non-recursive make and tests

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: non-recursive make and tests
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:17:00 +0100
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Hi Bob!

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
> That sounds great, but in my case the input files are graphic image
> files so they would be rather unwieldy in here documents.  Typically a
> file is read, processed using an algorithm, and then either its checksum
> is compared with a reference checksum, or the final output is compared
> with reference data.
> There are lots of other types of software packages with tests that have
> similar requirements.
> The easiest solution is to update the check-TESTS: definition in
> automake's lib/am/ file so that it has an option to emulate the
> way a test would traditionally be executed by a recursive build. I can
> hack my copy of Automake, but then the resulting project can't be
> re-created by someone else.

Agreed.  I think your best course of action is to put a patch in the
automake queue for Alexandre's return from vacation :-(

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