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Re: make check fails due to missing test directory

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: make check fails due to missing test directory
Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 22:13:13 +0300

> From: Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 14:41:48 -0400
> I'm building 26.2 from sources. My typical workflow is:
>   1. unpack tarball
>   2. configure
>   3. make
>   4. make check
>   5. sudo make install
> The workflow works for about 60 GNU packages I build. However, Emacs fails 
> with:
> gmake[2]: Entering directory '/home/build/emacs-26.2/lisp'
> gmake[2]: Nothing to be done for 'compile-targets'.
> gmake[2]: Leaving directory '/home/build/emacs-26.2/lisp'
> gmake[1]: Leaving directory '/home/build/emacs-26.2/lisp'
> You do not seem to have the test/ directory.
> Maybe you are using a release tarfile, rather than a repository checkout.
> gmake: *** [Makefile:943: have-tests] Error 1
> How does one tun 'make check' before an install? What special steps
> need to be performed?

You need to download the test suite.  It is not part of the release
tarball.  You can find it in the Emacs development repository.

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