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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

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Monday June 03, 2002
01:01 PM

"...but does it work in *theory*?"

[ #5392 ]
Well, GD failed most (maybe all) of its tests -- and then, at the urging of (I believe) Beatnik, I did the make install anyway, and it proceeded to work.

I don't know if that was because the script only called working things, or if the tests are borked, or what, and I don't care. I tested the output; it did indeed work.

Today is "do homework and finish testing code" day, and tomorrow is "hope car will get fixed and finish reading" day.

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  • Sometimes the tests will want to test whther FreeType, XPM, etc. etc. all work and one doesn't always have those installed.

    Mind you, with the exception of FreeType, you should get compilation errors about missing headers for those. Damned if I know about your previous error.
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      ---ict / Spoon
  • That happens with the DBD-Oracle module all the time (i.e. the tests fail, the module still works). I've learned to try 'make install' in lieu of failed testing every time, just to see if it works anyway.

    BTW, I seem to recall having the same sort of headaches a long time ago when I tried installing the GD module. IIRC, I started referring to GD as the "God Damned" module.