[PATCH xorg-gtest v2 0/9] Switch from a precompiled library to a source distribution

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at canonical.com
Tue Mar 13 23:35:36 PDT 2012

On 03/13/2012 10:39 PM, Chase Douglas wrote:
> On 03/13/2012 07:30 PM, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
>> On 12-03-13 08:53 PM, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
>>> On 12-03-13 02:47 PM, Chase Douglas wrote:
>>>> The major change in this round is to patch 8. Instead of instructing users to
>>>> include an automake snippet installed on the system, the README now says to copy
>>>> the snippet into the project. The snippet needs to be available before
>>>> autoreconf is run. It would be possible to copy the snippet into place in
>>>> autogen.sh, but that would be a very non-standard solution to the problem and
>>>> would require the user to have xorg-gtest installed.
>>>> The xorg-gtest.m4 macro now sets BASE_CXXFLAGS and STRICT_CXXFLAGS properly.
>>>> The other change is the addition of patch 9. It allows for the Xorg binary to be
>>>> set through a compilation flag. This should make it possible to use xorg-gtest's
>>>> main() with an Xorg server built in the xserver project.
>>>> All XORG_MACROS_VERSION calls have been updated to require 1.17 for
>>>> -- Chase
>>> Some quick testing:
>>> Applying: Ship xorg-gtest.m4 and Makefile-xorg-gtest.am
>>> /home/nadon/xorg/src/test/xorg-gtest/.git/rebase-apply/patch:45:
>>> trailing whitespace.
>>> Moreover, a custom main() function that takes care of setting up the
>>> /home/nadon/xorg/src/test/xorg-gtest/.git/rebase-apply/patch:47:
>>> trailing whitespace.
>>> replacement for libgtest_main.a
>>> warning: 2 lines add whitespace errors.
>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> $ make distcheck:
>>> make[3]: Entering directory
>>> `/home/nadon/xorg/src/test/xorg-gtest/xorg-gtest-0.1.1/_build/examples'
>>>   CXX    libgtest_a-gtest-all.o
>>>   CXX    libxorg_gtest_a-xorg-gtest-all.o
>>>   CXX    libxorg_gtest_main_a-xorg-gtest_main.o
>>>   CXX    xorg-gtest-example.o
>>> In file included from ../../src/device.cpp:28:0,
>>>                  from ../../src/xorg-gtest-all.cpp:28:
>>> ../../include/xorg/gtest/evemu/device.h:36:19: fatal error: evemu.h: No
>> Something needs to be conditionally included when evemu package is not
>> available.
>>> such file or directory
>>> compilation terminated.
>>> make[3]: *** [libxorg_gtest_a-xorg-gtest-all.o] Error 1
> I hadn't tried make distcheck while libutouch-evemu was not installed.
> This was a simple fix: inside xorg-gtest-all.cpp, wrap #include
> "device.cpp" in a #ifdef HAVE_EVEMU.
> Now it builds and checks without issue with or without utouch-evemu
> installed.
>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>     *** Update comment as well with 1.17  *** We've all done this :-)
>>> # Require X.Org macros 1.16 or later for XORG_TESTSET_CFLAG
>>> m4_ifndef([XORG_MACROS_VERSION],
>>>       [m4_fatal([must install xorg-macros 1.16 or later before running
>>> autoconf/autogen])])
>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Running "make all" or "make clean" does not produce anything, no targets
>>> to build or clean. This is strange as distcheck does find something to
>>> compile. Sorry, I did not have time to investigate, maybe it is just a
>>> local problem.
>> Ok, 'make check' is the target to invoke. Running 'distcheck' always
>> runs 'check'.
> Correct. We don't ship a library anymore, so there's no reason to build
> anything during normal make. Make check can be run to ensure that it
> builds and runs against the installed X server. If you disable
> integration tests, it will not attempt to run the example test.
>>> I have libgtest-dev installed but not libutouch-evemu-dev.
>> I installed evemu lib and the compilation is ok. However the TESTS
>> fails, so distcheck fails.
>>     make  check-TESTS
>>     make[3]: Entering directory
>>     `/home/nadon/xorg/src/test/xorg-gtest/xorg-gtest-0.1.1/_build/examples'
>>     [==========] Running 1 test from 1 test case.
>>     [----------] Global test environment set-up.
>>     unknown file: Failure
>>     C++ exception with description "Dummy X server failed to start, did
>>     you run as root?" thrown in auxiliary test code (environments or
>>     event listeners).
>>     FAIL: xorg-gtest-example
>>     ==================
>>     1 of 1 test failed
>>     ==================
>>     make[3]: *** [check-TESTS] Error 1
>> If the intention was to run "integration" tests which requires root or
>> other special requirements, rather than a module unit testing, this will
>> conflict with the purpose of distcheck.
> The exception comment is a little old. With X server 1.12 you don't need
> to be root to run xorg-gtest tests.
> I'm not sure why it failed for you. Can you check /tmp/Xorg.GTest.log?
> Do you have the xserver installed?
> As for integration tests in xorg-gtest's distcheck, I'm not sure what is
> best, but I am leaning towards checking with the integration test as it
> exists today. It only requires that the xserver is available. I think
> that's a reasonable requirement for someone releasing xorg-gtest. They
> should be sure that it does work with the xserver.
> I have updated my "source" branch at
> git://people.freedesktop.org/~cndougla/xorg-gtest with the fix for the
> no-evemu build failure and the whitespace fixes. Once we resolve your
> test run failure I can send out a revision of the patches that hopefully
> resolves everything.

I just pushed a new commit to my "source" branch to print out a more
helpful error message when the server fails to start.


-- Chase

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