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Re: [groff] 1.22.4.rc4 - Final RC before official 1.22.4

From: Bertrand Garrigues
Subject: Re: [groff] 1.22.4.rc4 - Final RC before official 1.22.4
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:50:13 +0100
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Hi Colin,

On Sat, Dec 01 2018 at 01:13:54 AM, Colin Watson <address@hidden> wrote:
> I pushed a couple of corrections to error paths in the new
> contrib/mom/examples/ script.  Not perhaps quite critical,
> but since it was only added a week ago and the changes can only possibly
> affect "make check" runs that are already about to fail, it seemed
> reasonable.
> Incidentally, the reason I ran into this was because I was building with
> pdfinfo et al installed (having noticed that recent change)
> but didn't have URW fonts installed, and hadn't noticed the configure
> warning.  Now, since this meant that my builds weren't generating the
> U-* fonts, it's good that this caused me to notice and fix it.  However,
> the reported symptom was as follows:
>   Checking number of pages of 
> /build/groff-9tRn1u/groff-1.22.4~rc4/debian/build/contrib/mom/examples/typesetting.pdf
>     Error: expected 3 pages, found 2 pages
> This was a pretty opaque symptom, and it took me a little while to find
> the real cause.  Should this be reported more clearly, perhaps by having
> this test exit 77 (which would cause Automake to produce a SKIP result)
> if configure didn't find any URW fonts?  At the moment we have a
> supported configuration (configure explicitly tests for URW fonts but
> chooses only to issue a warning if they're absent, presumably because
> you can use most of groff without them) which then causes the test suite
> to fail, which doesn't seem ideal.

Thanks for catching that.  Yes you are right, I'll follow your
suggestion and let this test exit 77 if it can't be properly run.



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