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Re: subversion client test suite

From: Mo DeJong <mdejong_at_cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-03-09 00:34:46 CET

On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, John P Cavanaugh wrote:

> I just have a hard time believing that systems where subversion will
> be *built* and *tested* dont have perl.

Why is this so hard to believe? There are lots of
Unix systems that lack good tools. That is why
the whole GNU thing got started in the first place.

> I understand systems where subversion will be installed not
> having perl, but development systems???

If it is hard to run the test suite on anything other
than a development system, then it will tend to get
run only on development systems. I contend that is
not the result we should be striving for. The goal
should be to make running the test suite as
painless as possible so that lots of folks
will run it. If you can run:

./configure
make check

and that automatically takes care of everything,
that would be a good thing, no?

> Well why don't we include the source for gcc, make, autoconf,
> /bin/sh, etc.

I know you are kidding, but still.

gcc, make : you can't compile svn without a compiler or make

/bin/sh : can't run svn's ./configure without it

autoconf : writes out a /bin/sh script, see above.

These tools have already dealt with the bootstrap
issue. It is a real problem, but folks don't
seem to be too interested so I will stop
trying to convince everyone.

Mo DeJong
Red Hat Inc
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:25 2006

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