[Printing-architecture] CUPS "make test" dependent on cups-filters

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Tue Oct 1 13:37:22 UTC 2013


This is:

    <rdar://problem/14292998> cups.org: Test suite fails if you don't have cups-filters installed on Linux

which I filed back in June for you and Didier.

This WILL NOT be fixed for 1.6.x or 1.7.0, but will be addressed in a later release.

(and for the record, short of a major issue being reported against 1.6.4, there will not be a 1.6.5 release)

On Oct 1, 2013, at 5:18 AM, Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to report a problem of CUPS 1.6.4 and 1.7rc1 which should get
> fixed in 1.6.5 and 1.7.0 final.
> The problem is the build test procedure triggered by running "make test"
> (or "make check"). It has the following problems:
> 1. It depends on the installed cups-filters package. Especially if I add
> or remove filters the test in the cups package needs to get adapted.
> Also some tests do things requiring the presence of cups-filters, like
> printing an image file on a virtual PostScript printer. A build test of
> a package should only depend on the content of the package itself. If an
> IPP conformance tests is shipped with CUPS it should be separate, for
> example an "ipptest" command line utility, usable at run time.
> 2. The tests fail if cups-filters is in its default configuration, which
> has cost factors set in a way that if the input is PostScript and the
> printer is PostScript, the pstops filter (part of CUPS) is called
> instead of the awkward detour pstopdf->pdftopdf->pdftops. If the cost
> factors in cups-filters are changed so that pstopdf->pdftopdf->pdftops
> the tests succeed in this case.
> See the following Debian bug report about which tests fail:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=712237#20
> a complete log is attached to the bug report.
> What needs to get fixed is either pstops or the test suite. Letting the
> cost factors for the filter chain doing an awkward detour which makes
> many jobs fail is not a real solution.
>   Till

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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