Software needed for running "make check"
On Ubuntu or Debian systems, a number of packages need to be installed in order for "make check" to function. These include:
- tcl-dev (needed by test programs that are extensions to the tcl program)
- portmap (needed by lib/rpc-unit-test)
- csh (or maybe tcsh; needed by some of the libdb2 tests)
Known test suite issues
On Linux systems, sometimes the
--disable-rpath option to
configure is required in order to avoid problems with previously-installed versions of MIT krb5.
The calls to krb5_c_random_os_entropy that pass the value 1 in the
strong argument, which causes the library to read from the strong OS random number source, can cause stalls and timeouts in the test suite. Changing those calls to pass 0 instead will reduce the stalls. We need to have a better way to disable the reading of strong random numbers during tests. This is primarily a problem on Linux systems.
If an existing kdc.conf exists in the "installed" location, it can disrupt the automated tests, especially if it contains syntax errors.