dejagnu appears in
AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS, then a
dejagnu-based test suite is
assumed. The variable
DEJATOOL is a list of names that are
passed, one at a time, as the --tool argument to
runtest invocations; it defaults to the name of the package.
RUNTESTDEFAULTFLAGS holds the --tool and
--srcdir flags that are passed to dejagnu by default; this can be
overridden if necessary.
also be overridden to provide project-specific values. For instance,
you will need to do this if you are testing a compiler toolchain,
because the default values do not take into account host and target
The contents of the variable
RUNTESTFLAGS are passed to the
runtest invocation. This is considered a “user variable”
(see Variables reserved for the user). If you need to set
runtest flags in
Makefile.am, you can use
Automake will generate rules to create a local site.exp file,
defining various variables detected by
configure. This file
is automatically read by DejaGnu. It is OK for the user of a package
to edit this file in order to tune the test suite. However this is
not the place where the test suite author should define new variables:
this should be done elsewhere in the real test suite code.
Especially, site.exp should not be distributed.
Still, if the package author has legitimate reasons to extend
make time, he can do so by defining
EXTRA_DEJAGNU_SITE_CONFIG; the files listed
there will be considered site.exp prerequisites, and their
content will be appended to it (in the same order in which they
EXTRA_DEJAGNU_SITE_CONFIG). Note that files are
not distributed by default.
For more information regarding DejaGnu test suites, see The DejaGnu Manual.
In either case, the testing is done via ‘make check’.