[blfs-dev] feh-2.12 Test::Command

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Sat Jan 24 07:36:43 PST 2015

On 24-01-2015 12:10, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 09:10:32AM -0300, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>> Ken,
>> Test suite needs this module. I installed Test-Command-0.11 using the
>> "Standard Installation of Perl Modules".
>> http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/D/DA/DANBOO/Test-Command-0.11.tar.gz
>> Please, with respect and if you don't mind, while you are in this task,
>> would you add it to book?
>> The test suite fails without it. The other dependency error is taken as
>> warning in linux.
>> If you agree, please open the ticket or tell me to open it, if you
>> prefer so.
>  For the perl tickets I added, I will not be doing them until I get
> to the end of my build (and it is some days away from starting).
>  I've never built feh, and I dropped imlib2 a long while ago.  I
> read the test suite paragraph as saying that both packages are
> needed to run the testsuite, and mdocml put me off.

Following a suggestion from Armin to use an actual warning, I also
modified that: mdocml is _optional_ for the test suite. I included it
there, because the test searches it, but it is for BSD, so the error is
treated as warning in Linux. We have now in feh's page (after I change
the pale of the warning, but the contents will remain):

 Optional (test suite)

Following this warning, we refer to mdocml. This package should not be
installed, because it will overwrite many files and programs of Man-DB,
installed in LFS. If you really wish to install it, be sure to know
exactly how to modify file and binary names that it installs.

mdocml (test error treated as warning, in Linux), and Test::Command

But as I wrote in another post, I would not mind simply removing it from
the dependencies. Or include the word "optional":

mdocml (only optional: test error treated as warning, in Linux), and
Test::Command (required)

I will do that, when I fix the position.

The only required dependency is Test::Command.

I installed mdocml with changed name, but still the test didn't find it,
and the I gave up.

>  More generally, I was going to say that optional packages do not
> merit entries in the book - in biber I arguably broke that rule by
> recommending packages needed to run the testsuite.
>  Will take a look at this next week.
> ĸen

Thanks, ĸen.


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