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Re: Successful build and test of octave-2.1.30 on win95

From: Mumit Khan
Subject: Re: Successful build and test of octave-2.1.30 on win95
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 11:14:32 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 16 May 2000, Billinghurst, David (CRTS) wrote:

> Pleased to report a successful build and test of octave-2.1.30 with
> cygwin-1.1.1 on win95. Configured and built OOTB. Latest cygwin has allowed
> dejagnu testsuite run to completion on win95 for first time.  Well done.

The fact that you can get the dejagnu testsuite run to completion on Win9x 
is just plain luck by the way -- Octave's work, but others like GCC won't.

> Needed to run the testsuite using  "make RUNTEST_FLAGS="--host
> i686-pc-cygwin"

This is because Cygwin expect is not really Cygwin aware when it comes
to pathnames (doesn't understand Cygwin mounts), and dejagnu scripts
can't find config.guess/config.sub.

I also had to change the /bin/sh in the unix.exp (or was it octave.exp)
to Windows pathname equivalent, but that may have been necessary since
you could do without it.

> Had five testsuite failures - all seem to be related to win95 unfeatures,
> namely
>       FAIL: octave.test/system/umask-1.m

This is expected on Win9x and WinNT. It should work on WinNT/NTFS if
you have NTSEC enabled. 

>       FAIL: octave.test/system/getgrent-1.m
>       FAIL: octave.test/system/getgrgid-1.m
>       FAIL: octave.test/system/getgrnam-1.m
>       FAIL: octave.test/system/setgrent-1.m

This is expected on Win9x, but will work on WinNT.

I run the testsuite on WinNT, and only get the umask error. 


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