DPH tests

Thomas Miedema thomasmiedema at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 07:46:09 UTC 2015

Hi Konstantine,

thanks for investigating this. I updated the wiki by removing those
packages from the list.

The testsuite driver simply skips tests that depend on packages that are
not installed (dph-* in this case). I don't know what to about those tests
though, as dph is unmaintained and not in a working state.

I someone really wanted to, they could try building ghc with
`BUILD_DPH=yes` in build.mk, then `cd testsuite/tests/dph`, remove all
`reqlib` calls to the deprecated dph-* packages in the `.T` files, run
`make test`, and see what happens.

Please note that running the full testsuite in general results in lots of
failed tests. The continuous integration system only runs `make fasttest`.


On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 8:52 AM, Konstantine Rybnikov <k-bx at k-bx.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> There’s «Additional Packages» section [0] which lists packages that need
> to be installed in order to run full testsuite. But I couldn’t install
> dph-* ones, first errors I was getting were regular cabal-constraint ones.
> I wrote an author Ben Lippmeier, but he replied that dph-* packages were
> obsolete and not maintained anymore. I grepped and saw that all tests are
> under testsuite/dph folder. So: does GHC still run them at all? Should we
> edit wiki? Or edit test-suite?
> Thanks!
> [0]:
> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/RunningTests/Running#AdditionalPackages
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