<rekado_>some of the java tests require running an X server or at least "an Xvfb dummy X server with fvwm2 window manager" --- may I disable these tests or should Java depend on X and a window manager to get past these tests?
<mark_weaver>gtk+-3 depends on xorg-server to do tests, so there's precedent there
<rekado_>There also seem to be quite a lot of tests that fail for reasons unrelated to the build environment, though the majority passes. E.g. the hotspot VM tests have 3 failures out of more than 150 tests.
<iyzsong>does it really need fvwm to test? well, I could package it next day :)
<rekado_>the jdk has more than 1408 tests of which about a dozen or so fail.
<rekado_>I wonder how far I need to go to fix these tests.
<mark_weaver>well, we need to make sure the test failures don't indicate real problems.
<rekado_>okay, I'll try to get an overview on what the problems are. Luckily there's plenty of test output in the logs (although I fear I might learn more about Java than I hoped).
<rekado_>iyzsong: the tests explicitly mention fvwm2 as the only one of three tested WMs for which a couple of tests pass.
<rekado_>I don't know yet how many really require it.
<davexunit>I'm typing this from a machine running the guix distro
<davexunit>we have the things that most hackers need to do their work, but we don't yet have things like the GNOME desktop environment.
<rekado_>these tests are so frustrating. There's one, for example, that tries to find some substring in the output of javap. The output is plain text and the content matches but the number of spaces does not match (2 spaces expected but 4 printed).
<rekado_>I don't know why this happens and if upstream simply has a somewhat disfunctional test suite.
<rekado_>according to the stated intent of the test, this should pass.
<bavier``>oh, didn't realise guix's mplayer already had libdvdcss available.
<yourbeau>which package manager is used APT or RPM ?
<yourbeau>DusXMT, why do we need a new package manager based distro ?
<DusXMT>yourbeau: When you install Guixotic, there's no DE by default, so I don't get why you ask `Why are you making it ugly', since WindowMaker is only one of several choices available, and there's no default