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task #14908: Tests for after installation with "make installcheck"

Submitted by:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted on:  Fri 13 Apr 2018 12:34:14 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Thu 12 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 12 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Installation Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Enhancement Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Percent Complete:  0%
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Effort:  0.00

Fri 13 Apr 2018 12:34:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

The GNU Build System also has an `installcheck' option (see Basic Installation).

`make check' does tests on the built files that are not yet installed (independent of the host environment, for example previous installed versions). However, `make installcheck' is designed for checking the installed files.

Almost all tests in Gnuastro can also be done on the installed programs (we just have to remove the prefix of their executable and the copied configuration files).

Therefore so far, the main usefulness of `make installcheck' comes with continuous integration services (like Debian's autopkgtest. I recently confronted this in Lintian's testsuite-autopkgtest-missing warning, while packaging Gnuastro for Debian.

It would thus be good to generalize the test script (if possible) to also work on the installed files with `make installcheck'.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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