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Re: 'make clean' cleaning tests results

From: Tim Moloney <moloney_at_mrsl.com>
Date: 2002-08-15 18:54:11 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Nicolas Bonnefon <nicolas.bonnefon@pureparadise.hn.org> writes:
>>Don't you think 'make clean' should remove the 'repositories' and
>>'working_copies' directories in 'tests/clients/cmdline' ? They are really
>>big. Is there a reason to keep there after a 'make clean' ?
> We always leave those dirs around for as long as possible (that is,
> until a new test run happens), for post-mortem investigations.
> I don't think a "make clean" should interfere with that. After all,
> you might rebuild from clean with a local bugfix, and then try the
> operation again manually, on the same testdir you were using before.
> You don't want that testdir to have disappeared just because you did
> "make clean".

I can't argue either way on the above comment since I only use
'make check' to verify that I have a good build.

However, as I pointed out earlier, I do believe that either the
distclean or extraclean make targets should remove the test data.


Tim Moloney
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