running all the tests

Justus Winter justus at
Mon Aug 7 18:53:43 CEST 2017

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at> writes:

> hello GnuPG folks--
> This morning i noticed b0112dbca91e720a4ff622ad0e88d99eba56203a on master:
>     tests: Do not run all tests unless in maintainer mode.
>     * Leak the maintainer mode flag into 'config.h'.
>     * tests/gpgscm/ffi.c: Pass it into the scheme environment.
>     * tests/openpgp/all-tests.scm: Only run tests against non-default
>     configurations (keyring, extended-key-format) in maintainer mode.
>     --
>     Werner is concerned that the tests do take up too much time and asked
>     me to reduce the runtime of the tests for normal users.
>     Signed-off-by: Justus Winter <justus at>

I'm saddened by this change as well.

> It also looked to me like the test suite wasn't running jobs in
> parallel.  If the test suite could be parallelized (i don't know whether
> that's possible or if there's ) then on most modern computers it could
> run significantly faster as well.

Yes.  make check-all TESTFLAGS=--parallel.  There is documentation in

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