source: final-preps/abouttestsuites.xml @ 3122a12

Last change on this file since 3122a12 was bea9517, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 17 years ago

r1023@server (orig r1021): chris | 2006-01-08 00:36:31 -0800
Rewrote description of build process and test suite info, and added mention of test suites to some packages.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
8<sect1 id="ch-final-preps-abouttestsuites">
9  <?dbhtml filename="abouttestsuites.html"?>
11  <title>About the Test Suites</title>
13  <para>Most packages provide a test suite. Running the test suite for a
14  newly built package is a good idea because it can provide a <quote>sanity
15  check</quote> indicating that everything compiled correctly. A test suite
16  that passes its set of checks usually proves that the package is
17  functioning as the developer intended. It does not, however, guarantee
18  that the package is totally bug free.</para>
20  <para>It is not possible to run testsuites when cross-compiling, so package installation instructions do not explain how to run testsuites until <xref linkend="chapter-building-system"/>.</para>
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