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Re: binutils test result mysteries
On Sun, 2 Dec 2012, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> > No, tests must not FAIL when an external optional component is
> > missing
> Well, I must say that static link tests won't get very far without a static C lib
> somewhere. No way around that really.
You can build a static lib out of assembly sources with the use of `as'
and `ar' only, both of which come from binutils, if you need one for some
tests. In fact I reckon we already have several tests that do that, just
not the ones you've seen fail on your system.
And as I say, if any tests depend on libc.a, that is not a part of
binutils, then they must get the UNSUPPORTED rather than the FAIL score if
the library is missing.