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Re: automake 1.11.3 check-TESTS and command line length

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: automake 1.11.3 check-TESTS and command line length
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:04:58 -0600 (CST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (GSO 1266 2009-07-14)

On Sun, 19 Feb 2012, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

I am again bit by automake not being able run the test suite on systems with bounded command line length. Up to automake 1.11.2 I was able to apply a

To clarify, it seems that this issue is only a problem with when parallel-tests is enabled. Unfortunately, this option provides the nice summary log files (more useful than the parallel execution), so it is very useful.

Originally my package's test suite created its own log files but when the parallel-tests feature appeared, the test suite was converted to rely on Automake's log file mechanism and printed large amounts of test to stdout. Once use of this option was fully entrenched, then Automake added the command line length bug.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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