test/T010-help-test.sh fails after ./configure --without-docs

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sun Apr 21 12:34:18 PDT 2019

On Sun 2019-04-21 09:49:50 -0300, David Bremner wrote:
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> writes:
>> On a system where man and notmuch are both already installed, i tried to
>> ./configure --without-docs to avoid the delays during development
>> associated with id:87r29wwgq2.fsf at fifthhorseman.net.
>> The configuration succeeds, but now these tests fail:
>> 0 dkg at alice:~/src/notmuch/notmuch$ make check NOTMUCH_TESTS=T010-help-test.sh V=1
>> Missing sphinx or makeinfo, not building info pages
>> INFO: using 2 minute timeout for tests
>> T010-help-test: Testing online help
>>  PASS   notmuch --help
>>  PASS   notmuch help
>>  PASS   notmuch --version
>>  FAIL   notmuch --help tag (man pages not available)
>> 	test_must_fail notmuch --help tag >/dev/null
>>  FAIL   notmuch help tag (man pages not available)
>> 	test_must_fail notmuch help tag >/dev/null
> Are you sure you ran "make clean" after reconfiguring? I had the same
> result as you because doc/_build/man was lying around from a previous
> build.

Thanks, Bremner!  Turns out that was exactly what i was running into.
"make clean" and then rebuilding does indeed solve the problem for me.
this was a bug in my workflow, not a bug in notmuch itself.

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