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Re: [bug-gettext] [PATCH] build: enable parallel tests harness from Auto

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] [PATCH] build: enable parallel tests harness from Automake
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 17:39:26 +0900
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Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden> writes:

> Note that 'parallel-tests' is the default in Automake 1.13, so, if
> you don't fix those conflicts, you will likely encounter spurious
> testsuite failures when Gettext is bootstrapped with Automake >= 1.13.
> (See below for a possible hack to avoid this).
>> So, I'm going to install LOG_COMPILER change only at the moment (patch
>> attached).  Is it fine with you?
> No, because in Automake 1.11 and 1.12 the $(LOG_COMPILER) variable
> is not used if the parallel testsuite harness is not activated, and
> activating it requires the 'parallel-tests' option.

I see.  Thanks for the explanation.

> If you don't want to go and fix the testsuite to be parallel-tests
> compatible right now, you might want to enhance the autogen.sh script
> to detect whether Automake >= 1.13 is in use, and if it is, pass it
> the 'serial-tests' option (unfortunately not present in Automake 1.11)
> that will instruct it to keep using the older serial testsuite driver
> (which is discouraged, but not actually deprecated: there are no plans
> to ever remove it).

Hmm, that's unfortunate indeed.  Okay, let's remove the filename
conflicts either by adding a test script wrapper or sanitizing all the

Daiki Ueno

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