Bug 41317 - rpm source rpm fails make check
rpm source rpm fails make check
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-18 14:18 EDT by David Lawrence
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-21 16:40:52 EDT
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Failed rpm make check of rpm source package (32.61 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-18 14:19 EDT, David Lawrence
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Description David Lawrence 2001-05-18 14:18:46 EDT
Description of Problem:

When building the rpm-4.0.3-0.6 source rpm on a 7.1 alpha RC1 machine I get
5 out 11 tests fail. 

rpm -Uvh rpm-4.0.3-0.6.src.rpm
cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
rpmbuild -bc rpm.spec
cd ../BUILD/rpm-4.0.3/
make check

I have attached the output from the following make check command to this
bug report.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2001-05-18 14:19:34 EDT
Created attachment 18950 [details]
Failed rpm make check of rpm source package
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-20 09:01:24 EDT
The make check in rpm is doing exactly what it's always done.

Why do you care?
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-05-21 16:31:35 EDT
so let me get this straight: make check is known broken, right?
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-21 16:40:47 EDT
No it's not broken, it just doesn't do what you are expecting it too. It
checks that headers are identical within known differences, that's not
a very strong test of rpm functionality at all, and requires more than
	No output means it passes.
to analyze.

Look if you want me to write a "make check", I will do so. I've suggested
exactly this several times, and been pointedly discouraged from doing so
by both ewt and gafton.
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-23 15:27:17 EDT
Closing for now add a RFE: for "make check" if necessary/desired.

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