Bug#417398: [Build-common-hackers] Bug#417398: Testsuite environment

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Fri Apr 13 18:38:26 UTC 2007

Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2007, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Loïc Minier wrote:
> > >  Hmm I don't understand your hint at all, DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS is an
> > > user value to decide to skip running the testsuite, while I'm
> > > looking for a way to express in my packaging that I want to run
> > > "make check" in a Xvfb.
> >
> > What is "a Xvfb"?
>  It's a virtual X server which provides a virtual DISPLAY without
> using any hardware; see the xvfb package.  It permits running tests
> which require a DISPLAY, such as for graphical libraries.

If you are looking for a way to express in your packaging that you want 
to run "make check" if you are in that environment, the first question 
would be how to detect that you are in such an environment.

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