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Re: [PATCH 02/10] gnu: Add propeller-binutils.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/10] gnu: Add propeller-binutils.
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 23:34:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:


>>> +      (native-inputs
>>> +       `(("bison" ,bison)
>>> +         ("flex" ,flex)
>>> +         ("texinfo" ,texinfo)
>>> +         ("dejagnu" ,dejagnu)
>> The test failures you see are because you added DejaGNU here.  The other
>> Binutils instances don’t have it, so few tests are run I guess.  :-)
>> If this is not needed for bootstrapping, I’d suggest removing it.
> I added DejaGNU because it provides “runtest”, which is needed by the
> tests.  Without DejaGNU the check phase fails trying to execute
> “runtest”.

I wonder why this is an error here.  The behavior in vanilla Binutils is
to simply warn about the lack of ‘runtest’ (which is why it doesn’t have
#:tests? #f):

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
srcdir=`cd . && pwd`; export srcdir; \
r=`pwd`; export r; \
LC_ALL=C; export LC_ALL; \
EXPECT=expect; export EXPECT; \
runtest=runtest; \
if /gnu/store/qkw4zrwfybxww8f56nkb6hggxambk89b-bash-4.4.0/bin/bash -c "$runtest 
--version" > /dev/null 2>&1; then \
  CC="gcc" CC_FOR_BUILD="gcc" \
        $runtest --tool binutils --srcdir ${srcdir}/testsuite \
                ; \
else echo "WARNING: could not find \`runtest'" 1>&2; :;\
WARNING: could not find `runtest'
make[5]: Leaving directory 
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---



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