DPH tests

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 11:10:20 UTC 2015

Relatedly, might it be a good idea for at least the phab build bot tests to
enable stuff like the tests that use vector and other widely used packages?
On Apr 6, 2015 3:46 AM, "Thomas Miedema" <thomasmiedema at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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`.
> Thomas
> 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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