Subsystem and module link tests for build farm

Vance Lankhaar vance at
Fri May 20 15:52:51 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-17-05 at 16:58 +1000, Tim Potter wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-05-13 at 09:57 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > Hi Tim,
> > 
> > On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 07:55:08PM +1000, Tim Potter wrote about 'Subsystem and module link tests for build farm':
> > > I've put together a bit of a patch to have some test executables
> > > automatically generated to test whether subsystems and modules have
> > > their appropriate dependencies expressed in the files.
> > > Whether this is a useful thing to do or not is another matter.
> > 
> > > Currently the linktest functionality needs to be explicitly enabled in
> > > the file.  I've only enabled it for the SOCKET subsystem at
> > > the moment as a test.
> > This looks really nice - any reason we couldn't run it on all
> > subsystems rather then specifying them manually? 
> I'm glad you like it.
> I didn't want to make too much of a mess and I suspect most everything
> will fail because the REQUIRED_SUBSYSTEMS for most subsystems is wrong.
> I.e fo
> Once these problemos are worked out you can invert the default of the
> LINKTEST variable to disable tests individually.
> > > So buildfarm people, what do you think?  I've been spending some time
> > > looking at the structure of all the modules (the file is
> > > very useful for this) with a view to finally having a useful smb client
> > > library.
> > We also still need some way to install our headers externally and some
> > way to create shared libraries and install them....
> Yeah that's kind of a hassle.  I think we may be doing well in that
> department since we already build libsmbclient relatively sucessfully.
> We should install libraries and headers in $prefix, and leave the hard
> stuff to the distro packagers.

I've got a long weekend coming up here, so I should have a little time.
Once I finish off my assignments, I'll look at getting this on the farm.

Vance Lankhaar
Samba Team
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