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Re: Cygwin patches from Charles

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: Cygwin patches from Charles
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 12:12:52 +0100

On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 20:24:50 -0500, "Charles Wilson"
<address@hidden> said:
> The only extant problem on cygwin that I am aware of is the inability to 
> build outside the sourcedir from a freshly bootstrapped CVS checkout -- 
> but it's possible that Gary's 34-gary-default-libtoolize-auxdir.patch 
> (posted today) fixed that.  I haven't had a chance to try yet.

I am working on this at the moment: it relates to being
generated in the build tree, and all of the autotools expecting to find
it in the src tree.

> Oh -- and one other: non-deterministic behavior in the test suite.  On a 
> clean build, I'll run the test suite and most tests pass but a few will 
> fail.  (e.g. mdemo-static fails, and the next four tests in that "group" 
> are skipped).  But then, upon re-running the affected group of tests 
> manually, they will often succeed.  This is not a new problem, and 
> appears to only occur in the testsuite itself -- I haven't seen any 
> similar non-deterministic bootstrapping behavior ("fails, fails, 
> works!") in actual packages intended for distribution.  As I said, not a 
> showstopper and not a new problem.

Bugger.  I really thought I had fixed that when I overhauled the
testsuite :-(  I haven't seen the bogus failures on my mac since then...
can you send me a verbose trace if you catch it again please?

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