• Debarshi Ray's avatar
    build: Unbreak the environment for the Autotools serial test harness · 7a3135b9
    Debarshi Ray authored
    Autotools' serial test harness uses TESTS_ENVIRONMENT, and doesn't
    support AM_TESTS_ENVIRONMENT [1]. The latest version of glib-tap.mk in
    GLib targets the newer and default parallel test harness, and removing
    the "serial-tests" Automake option breaks the graphical test:
      make[5]: Entering directory
      ERROR: basic.py - missing test plan
      tap-driver.sh: internal error getting exit status
      tap-driver.sh: fatal: I/O or internal error
      make[5]: *** [Makefile:1207: basic.py.log] Error 1
    Fortunately, there was no significant breakage because the existing
    test doesn't use APIs like g_test_build_filename, g_test_get_filename,
    and g_test_get_dir, which would have been affected by the missing
    G_TEST_BUILDDIR and G_TEST_SRCDIR environment variables.
    Since the Autotools build is deprecated, it's easier to stick to the
    serial harness instead of trying to fix the graphical test to work with
    the parallel setup. Therefore, this partially reverts commit
    0ce96a49 by re-introducing
    [1] https://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Serial-Test-Harness.html#Serial-Test-Harness
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