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Re: [platform-testers] texinfo pretest

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] texinfo pretest
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 09:44:15 +0100

On 16 May 2015 at 22:25, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
> Those failures look to be all about shell stuff in the
> Info tests.  I'm not sure it is worth trying to make those tests
> perfectly portable, since the real action of the tests using pseudottys
> is not likely to work either.  All I can think of to do is try to
> detect such shells and skip doing the test.

* Lack of "local" builtin. We can work around this, like in texi2dvi.
* Lack of "-t" flag to read builtin. Need to test for this somehow.
Any suggestions?
* "trap cleanup SIGINT" doesn't work. I think it should be "trap
cleanup 2" instead, or maybe "trap cleanup 0".

> Is it possible for you to actually try running the info program in a
> normal terminal and see if it works?  That would be a much more
> problematic failure than shellology issues in the test scripts.
> Thanks,
> Karl

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