Commit 4ac234ad authored by Paul Eggert's avatar Paul Eggert

Distribute test cases in tarballs by default

* INSTALL, INSTALL.REPO, admin/make-tarball.txt:
Mention ‘make check’.
* Update comment.
* etc/NEWS: Say that tarballs have a test directory.
* make-dist (with_tests): Default to "yes".
Add an option --no-tests to make it "no".
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......@@ -82,6 +82,10 @@ sections if you need to.
src/emacs -Q
To test Emacs further (intended mostly to help developers):
make check
6. Assuming that the program 'src/emacs' starts and displays its
opening screen, you can install the program and its auxiliary
files into their installation directories:
......@@ -32,8 +32,8 @@ can invoke './configure -C'. After configuring, build Emacs as follows:
$ make
If you want to install Emacs, type 'make install' instead of 'make' in
the last command.
You can also type 'make check' to test and 'make install' to install
Occasionally the file 'lisp/loaddefs.el' (and similar automatically
generated files, such as 'esh-groups.el', and '*-loaddefs.el' in some
......@@ -115,7 +115,7 @@ General steps (for each step, check for possible errors):
results against the new tar contents.
7. tar -xf emacs-NEW.tar; cd emacs-NEW
./configure --prefix=/tmp/emacs && make && make install
./configure --prefix=/tmp/emacs && make check && make install
Use 'script' or M-x compile to save the compilation log in
compile-NEW.log and compare it against an old one. The easiest way
to do that is to visit the old log in Emacs, change the version
......@@ -5726,9 +5726,8 @@ m4_define([subdir_makefiles],
dnl test/ is not present in release tarfiles.
dnl The test/ directory is missing if './make-dist --no-tests' was used.
if test -f "$srcdir/$"; then
dnl Again, it's best not to use a variable. Though you can add
......@@ -101,6 +101,10 @@ option was useful with modern debugging tools such as AddressSanitizer.
(See etc/DEBUG for the details of using the modern replacements of the
removed configure options.)
** The distribution tarball now has test cases; 'make check' runs them.
This is intended mostly to help developers.
** Emacs now requires GTK 2.24 and GTK 3.10 for the GTK 2 and GTK 3
builds respectively.
......@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@ make_tar=no
......@@ -110,11 +110,16 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
## Include the test/ directory.
## This option is mainly for the hydra build server.
## This is for backward compability to when --no-tests was the default.
## Exclude the test/ directory.
......@@ -131,9 +136,9 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
echo " --no-update don't recompile or do analogous things"
echo " --no-changelog don't generate the top-level ChangeLog"
echo " --no-info don't include info files"
echo " --no-tests don't include the test/ directory"
echo " --snapshot same as --clean-up --no-update --tar --no-check"
echo " --tar make a tar file"
echo " --tests include the test/ directory"
echo " --verbose noisier output"
echo ""
exit 0
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