[Rpm-maint] rpmbuild --skipcheck or similar ?

Mark Hatle mark.hatle at windriver.com
Tue Jan 16 19:13:01 UTC 2007

Just add the following macro (or add a popt entry with the macro)

%check \
exit 0

The %check will still "run", but will immediately exit.


Balint Cristian wrote:
> Hello,
> 	Want to purpose to have some options like '--skipcheck' flag in rpmbuild to 
> just skip %check section during builds.
> 	Concrete case of utility:
> 	E.g, i am porting fedora for alpha, of course *big* and *important* packages 
> like gcc/binutils/glibc have testcase-running lines inside  %build sections,
> but can move those line out in %check sections and enable/disable running 
> those with rpmbuild by just sticking with --skipcheck. 
> 	Of course during the port implicitly without any flag %check section will run
> by default , right after %build ,with all its tests included [we are very 
> interested e.g especialy for glibc for tests] but next after than, when i 
> already know that my packages are fine and tested tham well, i want some 
> automated proces of mass rebuild of those source rpms, so just to save time 
> would be usefull just pass something like --skipcheck or similar, maybe an 
> automated script is involved for mass rebuild so propagating for each 
> rpmbuild process a  --sckipcheck is easy in an enviroment. And belive me in 
> this case where i am interested _just_ for rebuild that package it can save 
> very precious time to just skip *check-tests* [suppose i already know/saw  
> tham before, i know what i am doing, i dont need to re-run tests]. 
> 	I dont know, but when i say saving time imagine at 500Mhz  alpha or sparc 
> mass re-building ~3.000 packages :-) 
> 	Is this a bad idea ?
> ~cristian
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