[lfs-dev] 6.17. GCC-6.2.0 - purpose of the -k parameter in make -k check

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at neuf.fr
Tue Aug 30 05:45:24 PDT 2016

On 30/08/2016 11:28, Wayne Blaszczyk wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm curious on what the intent of having the -k parameter in make -k check.
> To this point in time I always thought it was to continue with the tests even
>   after unexpected test failures. But after removing the -k, the only error I got early on was
> autogen -T ../../fixincludes/check.tpl ../../fixincludes/inclhack.def
> make[2]: autogen: Command not found
> which caused an early halt.
> With autogen installed, make check seemed to complete all the tests even though not all of them were successful.
We do not give any recipe for autogen, so it is assumed that it is
not installed, hence the "-k", to prevent "make check" from failing


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