[PATCH] Remove unused tests/configure.ac

Mark Wielaard mark@klomp.org
Fri Dec 11 12:43:52 GMT 2020

On Fri, 2020-12-11 at 04:43 +0300, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> tests/configure.ac was introduced 15 years ago by commit
> d7f8d0caa7a357f9f4765e5dc93255f5057eba2e.  However, the ability to build
> tests as a separate project was broken by the same author 4 years later
> by commit 22359e265395fd2f8267190ef97f5417770e6206, if not earlier.
> An attempt to run autoreconf in tests would currently fail
> with the following automake error:
> automake: error: cannot open < config/eu.am: No such file or directory
> Apparently, nobody builds tests as a separate project for more than 10
> years, so cleanup the remains of that unused and broken code.

Thanks for this cleanup. I have stumbled over this from time to time.
The original idea was that we would have a elfutils-testsuite
subpackage someone could install to run the testsuite on their local
install. But this never happened and the code bitrot.

It also shows we probably shouldn't have shipped libasm because it
wasn't really deemed stable. But well, here we are.



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