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Re: building but skipping tests?

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: building but skipping tests?
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:46:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Andy Tai <> writes:

> Hi, if I try to install a package and that may trigger building a
> number of dependencies (when no substitutes for some reason but that
> is outside the concern of this question), I notice that since the
> build processes would run the tests by default, that takes a lot of
> time.   I wonder if it is possible to skip tests when building
> locally?   Of course running tests are good but if I am not a
> developer of the packages being built running the tests may not be of
> much utility to me.

Note that you can disable the tests.  BUT enabling said tests, lets you
find errors, which you can report, which is really valuable to guix
developers.  :)

> Thanks for the info on this.

Joshua Branson (jab in #guix)
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