make test fails if rsync is not already installed.

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu Aug 29 08:32:01 EST 2002

I have verified this.  I took "." and the other directory that rsync in
it in out of my PATH on Solaris 7, and the chgrp, hardlinks, and unsafe-links
tests failed.  If I put the other directory or "." back in, they succeed.

Martin, please change the test initialization to put "." first in the PATH.

- Dave

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 05:18:26PM -0700, Noah wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed a weird problem with "make test" on rsync-2.5.5. 
> It seems that the testsuite only works if rsync is already installed 
> (presumably an older version...).  I think the tests intend
> to run the rsync that was just built and not the previously
> existing rsync, but is not what appears to happen. 
> The test script output contains messages like this:
> Running: "rsync -aHvv "/tmp/rsync-2.5.5/testtmp.hardlinks/from/" 
> "/tmp/rsync-2.5.5/testtmp.hardlinks/to/""
> ./testsuite/hardlinks.test: rsync: not found
> On a system without rsync I get these failed tests:
> FAIL    hardlinks
> FAIL    chgrp
> I'm running OpenBSD 3.1. Is there something I can do?
> Also, is it OK to build and install as root?
> I remember reading something about not running
> rsync as root, but I can't find a reference to
> that anymore, so I'm not sure. If the tests run rsync, 
> then I guess if would be bad to build as root.
> Yours,
> Noah
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