Perl ports...dependencies required only for `make test`
kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Jan 1 01:14:18 PST 2006
Doug Barton wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Zach Thompson wrote:
>>> If a Perl module requires a several additional ports solely for
>>> "make test"
>>> should they be included in the port's BUILD_DEPENDS? If so, should
>>> they be
>>> excluded from the RUN_DEPENDS?
>> At some point I'd like to make running regression tests the norm on
>> the package build cluster. I'd say you should add them to
>> BUILD_DEPENDS by default. They wouldn't be added to RUN_DEPENDS
>> since they are not required after the package is installed.
> I think regression tests on the cluster is a great idea, but can we
> hide this behind PACKAGE_BUILDING or something? As a perl user, I
> would not want to have a bunch of dependencies to install and maintain
> whose sole purpose is to support tests that I'll never run.
Yeah, that's a good idea.
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