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Re: coreutils-8.12.178-df9cd on OpenBSD 4.9

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: coreutils-8.12.178-df9cd on OpenBSD 4.9
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 11:41:48 +0100
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On 09/02/2011 10:21 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> You can do this:
>> make check SHELL=bash
>> I'll document that now.
> If that's the way you wish prereleases to be tested, you can add this also
> to the prerelease announcement template.

I'm applying this.

commit 885d7c36562f855fe9dd697eb45c72138bb1279c
Author: Pádraig Brady <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Sep 2 11:33:42 2011 +0100

    doc: describe test control variables

    * HACKING (Add tests): Mention the variables and default values.
    * README-release (Pre-release testing): Mention that setting
    the SHELL variable may be required.
    Suggested by Bruno Haible.

diff --git a/HACKING b/HACKING
index 51c4acd..0adec79 100644
@@ -430,6 +430,16 @@ as possible. Note to run tests/misc/new-test in isolation 
you can do:

   (cd tests && make check TESTS=misc/new-test VERBOSE=yes)

+Variables that are significant for tests with their default values are:
+  VERBOSE=yes
+  SHELL=/bin/sh
 There are hundreds of tests in the tests/ directories.  You can use
 tests/sample-test as a template, or one of the various Perl-based ones
 in tests/misc.
diff --git a/README-release b/README-release
index 729ab89..af2610a 100644
--- a/README-release
+++ b/README-release
@@ -34,6 +34,10 @@ FIXME: enable excluded programs like arch? to get their 
manual pages?
       && make distcheck \
       && make -j$n check RUN_VERY_EXPENSIVE_TESTS=yes RUN_EXPENSIVE_TESTS=yes

+  If testing on systems with a non standard default shell, spurious failures
+  may occur.  Often there are other shells available, and you can select
+  those by using for example, SHELL=bash in the commands above.
   Note that the use of -j$n tells make to use approximately half of the
   available processing units.  If you use -jN, for larger N, some of the
   expensive tests are likely to interfere with concurrent performance-measuring

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