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Unanswered Questions and Configure/Make Problems (minor)

From: Tom Browder
Subject: Unanswered Questions and Configure/Make Problems (minor)
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:00:09 -0500

While installing dejagnu 1.4.4 on an old Linux host, I followed the
INSTALL and README instructions:

./configure MYHOSTYPE

Not knowing exactly what was needed, I did:

./config.sub [various names...]

and got variations of what is in ./config.guess (i686-pc-linux-gnu).

I then used configure with and without the MYHOSTYPE (i686-pc-linux-gnu) option.

With the  MYHOSTYPE option I got warnings about proper use of options:

  configure: WARNING: you should use --build, --host, --target

Without the option I got no warnings.

"make" went fine, then I tried "make check" (as well as "make -k
check") which resulted in errors about not finding "runtest" (a shell
program in the source top-level directory):

ERROR: Can't find runtest

and the test ended with:

                ===  Summary ===

# of expected passes            39
# of unresolved testcases       23

If the check target is not intended to work it needs to be turned off.

Finally, before I follow the installation checks, some questions, if you please:

+ Do I need to have a special user for the tests?

+ If so, why?

I also have some suggestions for updating the docs which I will send
as a patch later if you are interested.

Thanks for your help.


Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
Niceville, Florida

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