[quagga-dev 10604] Re: [PATCH 2/2] tests: don't build tests unless make check is run

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Mon Jul 15 15:19:08 BST 2013

David Lamparter <equinox at opensourcerouting.org> writes:

> That would be DejaGNU, sorry, I didn't get to replying to your earlier
> question about this.
> (since dejagnu is oh so well integrated into autotools, I expected that
> it would tell you that you need dejagnu... but... guess not.)

Thanks; I just pushed a doc fix.

> Considering that we switched to python for new tests @ OSR, I don't
> believe DejaGNU is around to stick.  Tcl/expect is a royal pain in the
> a** anyway, moving the test wrappers to Python should work out better.
> Also lets us get rid of one scripting language of the three and a half
> we currently use ;).  (third being perl, the half being awk... though
> admittedly python isn't used yet)

It would be good to have a coherent design/vision published on the list.
This does not sound intrinsically objectionable, but it's news to me
(perhaps because I haven't been paying enough attention).
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