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Re: findutils-4.2.10 build feedback

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: findutils-4.2.10 build feedback
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 17:28:37 +0000
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On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 09:56:38AM -0700, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:

> In general, I strongly recommend against using a complex package like
> dejagnu for building test harnesses.  The problem is that the
> portability of your package is then only a subset of the portability
> of dejagnu, which is frankly poor.  I have several platforms where it
> won't build.

I fully agree.  This is why GNU CSSC (the other package I maintain)
has an extensive test suite written exclusively in Bourne shell.  With
findutils, we work with what we have.  I can see the utility of
Dejagnu for systems that need to be tested on embedded systems which
don't look a lot like real Unix systems, but I don't think it's the
best choice for general use.

One of these days I'll look into Autotest.


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