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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: failure running tests
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2005 10:53:41 GMT
Vivek Khera wrote:
> I am building up a virgin FreeBSD 5.4 box to test out my application  
> under modperl2.  However, it craps out in the "make test" step... Now  
> why does it offer to actually run the test when it *knows* it can't  run 
> them?  

It's a generic Apache-Test stuff. It was added in 1.08. The idea is to 
allow users to skip the test suite *successfully* by choosing 'Yes', which 
is exactly how A-T will allow to continue (since in that case 
'make test' returns 0=success). But it shouldn't happen by default. That's 
why the default is 'No'.

> Also, what is the suggested procedure for installing via cpan if 
> it can't be run as root?

Either say 'yes' to the skip prompt or install it manually

> Running the test suite is important to make sure that the module that
> you are about to install works on your system. If you choose not to
> run the test suite and you have a problem using this module, make sure
> to return and run this test suite before reporting any problems to the
> developers of this module.
> Skip the test suite? [No]
> *** Error code 1

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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