building jtreg, and running tests

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Fri Nov 1 10:44:25 PDT 2013

On 11/01/2013 09:25 AM, Mike Duigou wrote:
>> FWIW, I'd support going with a single bin directory; the duplicate 
>> directoris are a historical anachronism; the only reason I've held 
>> off is to avoid breaking infrastructure which assumes the existence 
>> of the extra path level.  Maybe if enough systems use test/Makefile, 
>> we can paper over the transition in test/Makefile.
> Having the build scripts and test/Makefile hide the mechanics for most 
> people is my goal.

I've just checked -- the auto-detection for JT_HOME from the location of 
the jtreg script will work if we move to a single bin directory.

What would it take to have the test/Makefiles able to tolerate a single 
or a duplicate bin directory?   i.e.   $JT_HOME/bin/jtreg or 

-- Jon

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