[Kolab-devel] pear rpmbuild advice

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Dec 2 09:36:02 CET 2008

Am Samstag, 29. November 2008 23:00:46 schrieb Gunnar Wrobel:
> > Is this a runtime dependency or a buildtime dependency.  In case it is a
> > runtime dependency, why is a testing framework needed as runtime
> > dependency for the kolab-server module (just curious, wanting to learn
> > something).
> Neither runtime nor buildtime but "testtime" :)
> It is absolutely not required in your system. I did nevertheless  
> include it also in the Kolab/OpenPKG server version because I like  
> having the phpUnit tests also on a productive system.
> Often people tend to start patching the installed code. Then it may be  
> useful to be able to run/extend unit tests on your system.

I second the point: Often it is advisable to keep analysis and assertion 
code in for the production versions.
I think  http://www.whyprogramsfail.com/ has some comments on this.

> It is not   
> necessarily the best way of coding stuff but I want to enable people  
> to contribute as much as possible.

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