Unable to make dist after recent changes

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Wed Nov 30 20:05:30 EST 2011

On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:44 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:

> John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:
>> I've just committed the requisite fixes, and distcheck now works on my
>> Mac. But there's an older problem that causes make check to fail on
>> Debian Squeeze and Fedora 12 if Gnucash hasn't been installed. Since
>> distcheck does exactly that, it fails too. I'm bisecting to try and
>> figure out what is the quick fix (after banging on it for three days
>> *didn't* solve the problem).
>> The actual problem is the way we retrieve some modules, using
>> gnc_path_get_stdreportdir() (for standard reports) and
>> gnc_path_get_pkglibdir() (for the engine backends). Neither of those
>> as written will work with uninstalled libraries, so the tests
>> fail. But that change went in early last year, and the tests didn't
>> start failing until a changeset from some time this spring.
> Perhaps the TEST_ENVIRONMENT is not set correctly to point to the
> correct build directories?

No, the path utilities don't pay any attention to the environment. I'm working on changing that.

John Ralls

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