Build of pkg-config-0.28 fails 4 of 25 tests on MinGW-4.7.2/MSYS/Wine-1.6-rc4
Submitted by Alan W. Irwin
Assigned to Dan Nicholson
Created attachment 82458 compressed full build and test log for my platform
"configure --with-internal-glib" (with CFLAGS set to -march=native which was necessary), "make" and "make install" succeed without issues, but "make check" gives the following excerpted results: FAIL: check-print-options FAIL: check-path FAIL: check-sysroot FAIL: check-debug 4 of 25 tests failed
Note I installed MinGW-4.7.2 and MSYS using mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe with full updates then downgraded one component to msys-core-bin=1.0.17-1 following the directions at http://sourceforge.net/p/mingw/bugs/1950. Also I use the Wine-1.6-rc4 version of Windows that I built on Debian Wheezy. This MinGW-4.7.2/MSYS/Wine-1.6-rc4 platform has proved to be a reliable build platform for other much more complex software (e.g., wxwidgets). Nevertheless, the unique properties of my platform could be the issue here. Furthermore, I installed MinGW and MSYS with a unique installation prefix (where the appropriate bin directories are on the PATH, but the above failing pkg-config tests may require more information than that).
Because of the platform caveats probably the first order of business should be to attempt to replicate the issue for the latest MinGW/MSYS on a Microsoft version of the Windows platform. But if the pkg-config developers are interested in more of the details for my particular platform, I have attached a gzip compressed file containing the complete log of the build up to the test failures.
Attachment 82458, "compressed full build and test log for my platform":