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Re: httex test fail info

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: httex test fail info
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:29:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 10:23:51AM -0700, Karl Berry wrote:
> In any event, it does not seem right to me to be testing the
> tex4ht+convert+gs setup as part of Texinfo.  These things are notably
> fragile and have nothing to do with Texinfo proper.  (This is more or
> less why I do not include any tests for texi2dvi -- the problems
> discovered are in people's TeX installations, rather than in texi2dvi.)
> And some people use/need Texinfo without TeX at all, let alone tex4ht.
> So how about making any tex4ht-related tests not be run by default?
> make check-4ht or something?

What about having them run as part of long-check only, and same for
latex2html tests?

I completly agree that these tests test too much, and that tex4ht (and
latex2html) are fragile, but they are important nevertheless, because 
they test the API.


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