3.5.6 'make check' problems... LOTS of them
mw_triad at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jan 31 19:09:54 GMT 2007
I had a number of failures running 'make check' on a pristine 3.5.6
kdelibs (I am building on another box over ssh with X forwarding enabled).
First, dcop/tests/test.cpp couldn't find test.h. I noted that this seems
to have been fixed in trunk (at least, google found comments to that
effect); the rule to generate test.h is not being run before trying to
build test.cpp. Fixed by 'make -k check', and oddly, now I can't
reproduce it even after 'make clean' (in dcop/tests).
Next: the dcop check fails because dcopserver is not being run.
Auto-start it please! And auto-STOP it when done. Worked around by
running 'dcopserver' and then killing it later.
Next: something (didn't pay attention what) didn't build because it
couldn't link to a lib (kdetestutil I think? something like that?).
Fixed by doing 'make install'. PLEASE DON'T MAKE 'make check' NEED 'make
Next: kio/tests does REALLY badly on the mimetype test. First /root
failed (because my /root is 750 and I am running as a user that gets to
use the group permissions). Fixed by chmod 700'ing /root, but this
indicates that the test assumptions are flawed. Then trash:/ gave the
icon '(null)'. Not sure why on this one. At this point I gave up and
disabled the test.
Finally, KATE's regression tests fail; the instructions for running them
want HTTPS svn access which I don't have. Why can't ordinary users run
this test? (*I* have an svn+ssh account, but why should I need one to
run 'make check'?) I tried anonsvn; it failed with a '302 FOUND'(??).
OFFICER throws a tear gas grenade at you. You start to feel nauseous.
You need fresh air quickly.
> OPEN WINDOWS
Sorry, I have a philosophical objection to Microsoft products.
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