[dev-context] regression testing Makefile

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Feb 5 10:10:18 CET 2007


Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
>> a few unicode fonts are a problem (maybe
>>     
>>> because I don't have them, but it makes texexec loop for a long time
>>> doing mktextfm and the like).  More details to follow.
>>>   
>>>       
so its' missing tfm files? maybe no latin modern math installed?
>> ok, so we need to set up a procedure for that
>>     
>
> Yeah, the mktexnam processes spawned by pdftex won't easily die.  In
> the python wrapper to handle timeouts and large logfiles, I had to do
> a bit of work: change the process group of the texexec process to a
> new one, let its children inherit that pgrp, and then do killpg on the
> whole bunch.  Without the process group trick, it's not easy to find
> and kill the untamed processes.
>
> By the way, a previous email had the list of troublesome files (in
> terms of compliation, never mind the correctness!).
>
>   
>>> I'd be very surprised if the Makefile worked on anything but Linux (uses
>>> features of bash + GNU make).
>>>   
>>>       
>> once everything is in place we can look into that, for the moment using 
>> linux only is ok
>>     
>
> It might work on MacOS X, since it has bash and probably has GNU make
> somewhere, perhaps as gmake (not sure if BSD make is similar enough to
> GNU make).
>
> -Sanjoy
>
> `Not all those who wander are lost.' (J.R.R. Tolkien)
>   


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