Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41317
rpm source rpm fails make check
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:19 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
rpmbuild -bc rpm.spec
I have attached the output from the following make check command to this
Created attachment 18950 [details]
Failed rpm make check of rpm source package
The make check in rpm is doing exactly what it's always done.
Why do you care?
so let me get this straight: make check is known broken, right?
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.
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.
Closing for now add a RFE: for "make check" if necessary/desired.