On 2016-11-14 12:14:10 -0800, Andres Freund wrote:
> On 2016-11-12 11:42:12 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> writes:
> > > On 2016-11-12 11:30:42 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > >> which is a rather blatant waste of cycles. I would suggest an explicit
> > >> do-nothing installcheck rule rather than the hack you came up with here.
> > > I had that at first, but that generates a warning about overwriting the
> > > makefile target - which afaics cannot be fixed.
> > Hm. What about inventing an additional macro NO_INSTALLCHECK that
> > prevents pgxs.mk from generating an installcheck rule? It's not
> > like we don't have similar issues elsewhere, eg contrib/sepgsql.
> Well, that one seems a bit different. Seems easy enough to do. Do we
> want to make that macro that prevents installcheck from being defined,
> or one that forces it to be empty? The former has the disadvantage that
> one has to be careful to define a target, to avoid breaking recursion
> from the upper levels.
Oh, that disadvantage doesn't actually exist, because installcheck is a
I've for now not added a variant that prevents plain 'make check' from
doing anything. I guess it could be useful when a contrib module wants
to run tests via something else than pg_regress?
>From 906051a23831c5d337556e56d19962f2e8444457 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:29:30 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] Provide NO_INSTALLCHECK for pgxs.
This allows us to avoid running the regression tests in contrib modules
like pg_stat_statement in a less ugly manner.
contrib/pg_stat_statements/Makefile | 7 +++----
doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml | 9 +++++++++
src/makefiles/pgxs.mk | 4 ++++
3 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/contrib/pg_stat_statements/Makefile b/contrib/pg_stat_statements/Makefile
index f1a45eb..298951a 100644
@@ -13,6 +13,9 @@ LDFLAGS_SL += $(filter -lm, $(LIBS))
REGRESS_OPTS = --temp-config $(top_srcdir)/contrib/pg_stat_statements/pg_stat_statements.conf
REGRESS = pg_stat_statements
+# Disabled because these tests require "shared_preload_libraries=pg_stat_statements",
+# which typical installcheck users do not have (e.g. buildfarm clients).
+NO_INSTALLCHECK = 1
PG_CONFIG = pg_config
@@ -24,7 +27,3 @@ top_builddir = ../..
-# Disabled because these tests require "shared_preload_libraries=pg_stat_statements",
-# which typical installcheck users do not have (e.g. buildfarm clients).
diff --git a/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml b/doc/src/sgml/extend.sgml
index e19c657..f9d91a3 100644
@@ -1194,6 +1194,15 @@ include $(PGXS)
+ don't define an installcheck target, useful e.g. if tests require special configuration, or don't use pg_regress
diff --git a/src/makefiles/pgxs.mk b/src/makefiles/pgxs.mk
index 2b4d684..c27004e 100644
@@ -40,6 +40,8 @@
# which need to be built first
# REGRESS -- list of regression test cases (without suffix)
# REGRESS_OPTS -- additional switches to pass to pg_regress
+# NO_INSTALLCHECK -- don't define an installcheck target, useful e.g. if
+# tests require special configuration, or don't use pg_regress
# EXTRA_CLEAN -- extra files to remove in 'make clean'
# PG_CPPFLAGS -- will be added to CPPFLAGS
# PG_LIBS -- will be added to PROGRAM link line
@@ -268,8 +270,10 @@ ifndef PGXS
# against installed postmaster
installcheck: submake $(REGRESS_PREP)
$(pg_regress_installcheck) $(REGRESS_OPTS) $(REGRESS)
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