[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add check() function for testsuites.

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 22 01:09:42 EDT 2010

On 21/06/10 06:00, Jeff wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 02:41:02PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> This is a feature that is acceptable. But I do not like using an
>> option=() value to decide whether to run it.  I would prefer a "--check"
>> option to be added.   Then people can choose to run the check function
>> or not without requiring to edit the PKGBUILD.  If they always want
>> check() to be run, an alias for makepkg can be used.
> Actually, I never envisioned this to be used in the PKGBUILDs other than
> for a very few critical packages (toolchain) where it doesn't make sense
> to not test. IMO, this would better be suited as an edited value in
> makepkg.conf per the builders's desire the same as whether he wants the
> doc directory wiped. The use of an alias in this case would serve
> nothing more than to override a global directive, which ISTM is what
> ~/.makepkg.conf is for.

I do not see the option as being the same as removing docs.  All the 
values in OPTIONS affect the files in the final package.  The "check" 
option would not.

If check() is designed to be only used in cases where it is important to 
always run the test suite, then I suggest we make running check() to be 
the default and that it can only be disabled with a --nocheck command 
line flag.


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