gnupg-2.2.4: how to deal with failed tests

Kristian Fiskerstrand kristian.fiskerstrand at
Wed Jan 17 10:59:16 CET 2018

On 01/17/2018 07:50 AM, Henry wrote:
> I finally got gnugp2 built without any fatal errors.
> Most of the tests passed, but the following tests failed:
> tests/openpgp/issue2346.scm
> tests/openpgp/ssh-export.scm
> tests/openpgp/export.scm
> tests/openpgp/ecc.scm
> tests/openpgp/armor.scm
> I am not hip on using a binary that fails its tests.
> Grateful for any advice on how to configure/build gnupg2 so that
> it passes all its tests.

Some observations on test
* in Gentoo we've had to shorten the socket path length, max is 108
chars of which 42 is used by gpgscm by default.
* Parallel tests fail if building without tofu support
* sparc architecture has a failure in
tests/openpgp/quick-key-manipulation.scm:219 on assert

Kristian Fiskerstrand
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