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From Don Lewis <>
Subject Re: Download Junit and Hamcrest in ./bootstrap?
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:51:52 GMT
On 11 Aug, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> Hi
> If you've been checking the buildbots you'll see that all who don't use
> --without-junit are currently broken in ./configure due to junit being too
> old. This is unlikely to change, as the buildslaves are running Ubuntu
> 10.04 which doesn't have newer versions of Junit available in apt.
> This is part of a bigger problem, which is that Junit's dependencies
> changed multiple times in the 4.x releases, which is why I changed
> to need at least 4.11 (the maximum being 4.12).
> Instead of needing a correct system Junit version to run tests during the
> build, and having to worry about having correct system versions of Hamcrest
> on the classpath, should we not rather treat them like external
> dependencies and download specific versions during ./bootstrap? It's under
> 300 kB for both, and the bvt/fvt/pvt tests already download their own copy.

That's fine with me as long as it is still an option to use the system
version as long as it is recent enough.

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