[Pkg-octave-devel] Dynare status

Sébastien Villemot sebastien.villemot at ens.fr
Wed Apr 29 13:32:04 UTC 2009

Le lundi 27 avril 2009 à 14:20 +0200, Rafael Laboissiere a écrit :
> * Sébastien Villemot <sebastien.villemot at ens.fr> [2009-04-27 11:14]:
> > Actually we already have a very rough testsuite, which attempts a few
> > runs of Dynare using a set of examples. However the testsuite does not
> > necessarily fails upon error, but provides some meaningful output. Does
> > this fit the requirements for a package testsuite? If not, what should be
> > modified?
> No, this should be enough.  Please, add an exercising of the test suite to
> the Debian package.

This is not possible immediately, because so far we have not included
the (proto-)testsuite in the upstream source tarball. We shall include
it in the next minor release, which should occur within a few weeks.

There are also three other issues:

* the testsuite plots several graphs, which makes Gnuplot fail when
there is no X11 display. However it seems that setting GNUTERM="dumb"
solves the problem, with the extra benefit of creating text versions of
the graphs

* the testsuite takes a lot of computing time because of some very long
model estimations; maybe we should remove the longest tests

* since the package hardcodes Dynare installation paths (/usr/lib/dynare
and /usr/share/dynare) using quilt, Dynare can't be run if it is not
installed there; maybe I should temporarily unpatch the source (with
"quilt pop") before running the tests ?

All the best,

Sébastien Villemot

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