Re: [xml] make tests fails on sparc solaris2.6

Christian Thieme wrote:


When i try to build libxml 2.4.6 or 2.4.7 on sparc solaris2.6 with
gcc version 2.95.1 19990816 (release)
'make' seems to succeed but 'make tests' fails like this:

## XML regression tests on memory
## You should see two warnings on entity 'title.xml' for ent2
Testing att1
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `XMLtests'

also i get errormessages:

Testing ent2
warning: failed to load external entity "title.xml"

now i'm sad. teardrops on my keyboard!

will someone dry them?
will someone make me merry again?

thanx for any suggestions.

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There appear to be differences in the way that GNU make and Solaris make interpret the return code of make actions. Without going into the details, this means that you need to use GNU make to run make tests, not the Solaris (i.e. /usr/ccs/bin/make or the Forte tools make). You can download the GNU make from


Gary Pennington
Solaris Kernel Development,
Sun Microsystems
Gary Pennington sun com

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