One more addition to dependencies list

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Wed Oct 3 19:00:29 PDT 2007

Chris Staub wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 03:47:29PM -0400, Chris Staub wrote:
>>> Here's one I missed before: apparently gzip uses gzip (the system's 
>>> gzip, not its own just-built binary) in its testsuite. It uses the gzip 
>>> prog in the PATH to compress a file, then runs tests with zdiff in its 
>>> source dir. It doesn't seem to make sense to use an external prog 
>>> instead of its own newly-built binaries for a testsuite, so I'm not sure 
>>> if this is intentional or a bug in gzip's testsuite.
>> It doesn't try to adjust PATH anywhere?
>> --
>> JH
> Not as far as I can tell, but then I don't really know much about 
> Makefiles. The "check" target apparently runs "check-local", and the 
> second thing that runs is "gzip.doc.gz". All that has is...
> gzip.doc.gz: gzip.doc
>          gzip <$? >$@
> Everywhere else when it needs to use a program in the sourcedir, it just 
> uses the pathname..."./zdiff", "./zgrep", etc...and at the end of the 
> testsuite it does also use "./gzip".

Sounds like an error in the test script to me.  We ought to fix it in
the book and send a patch upstream.

  -- Bruce

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