NO_TEST, do-test: and TEST_DEPENDS?

From: Bjoern A. Zeeb <>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:37:45 UTC

I just grabbed a random example and made put the NO_TEST into the Makefile to make things clear.

What is the proper way to
 	(1) disable tests
and more important
 	(2) to amke sure the TEST_DEPENDS and not build in these cases?

While I can iterate on port after port and apply a change like the below it feels utterly wrong and it seems I am doing something silly here which has a proper knob I cannot find?

Lots of health,

diff --git a/devel/py-pytest/Makefile b/devel/py-pytest/Makefile
index c6a021939322..9b221c0d8742 100644
--- a/devel/py-pytest/Makefile
+++ b/devel/py-pytest/Makefile
@@ -18,6 +18,9 @@ RUN_DEPENDS=  ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}attrs>=19.2.0:devel/py-attrs@${PY_FLAVOR} \
                 ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}pluggy>=0.12<2.0:devel/py-pluggy@${PY_FLAVOR} \
                 ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}py>=1.8.2:devel/py-py@${PY_FLAVOR} \
+.if !defined(NO_TEST)
  TEST_DEPENDS=  bash:shells/bash \
                 lsof:sysutils/lsof \
                 ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}argcomplete>=0:devel/py-argcomplete@${PY_FLAVOR} \
@@ -34,6 +37,7 @@ TEST_DEPENDS= bash:shells/bash \
                 ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}requests>=0:www/py-requests@${PY_FLAVOR} \
                 ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}twisted>=0:devel/py-twisted@${PY_FLAVOR} \

  USES=          python:3.7+
  USE_PYTHON=    autoplist concurrent distutils
@@ -49,7 +53,9 @@ RUN_DEPENDS+= ${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}importlib-metadata>=0.12:devel/py-importlib

  # XXX: test_pdb_custom_cls_with_set_trace fails
+.if !defined(NO_TEST)
         cd ${WRKSRC} && ${PYTHON_CMD} -m pytest -v -rs

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Bjoern A. Zeeb                                                     r15:7