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

Wayne Blaszczyk wblaszcz at bigpond.net.au
Tue Aug 30 14:30:42 PDT 2016

On Tue, 2016-08-30 at 14:45 +0200, Pierre Labastie wrote:
> 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
> early.
> Pierre

Yes, but should that not be explained in the text? i.e. Why we are doing it.


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