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Re: Tramp "make check" suite

From: Haines Brown
Subject: Re: Tramp "make check" suite
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:33:05 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Bob Proulx <> writes:

> Haines Brown wrote:
>> This suite is mentioned in the tramp manual, but without any indication
>> of what its contents are. What commands does it make available? All the
>> manual says is to call make check. How does one do that?
> If you pull a copy of the tramp source code such as by git then
> running make check will run the tests.  For example:
>   git clone git://
>   cd tramp
>   autoreconf --install
>   ./configure
>   make
>   make check
> If it passes all of the tests then a 'make install' will install it
> into the /usr/local tree.  This is for a source code installation.
> GNU is all about the source code after all.  But most people install
> emacs through a software distribution.  It comes with the operating
> system.  When installed like that the tests were already run when the
> source was built into the distribution package.
> Bob

Aha! That explains it. Thanks Bob. 

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