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Robin Barker
December 4, 2007 08:30
[PATCH INSTALL] was RE: PATCH lib/Net/Ping/t/190_alarm.t
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Rafael wrote:
> So, ok, there's a precedent: thanks, applied as #32571. 
> (although I don't like this approach very much -- 
> there ought to be some documentation on this at least.)

Here's some documentation, as a patch against INSTALL.
INSTALL seems to be the only place that make test is discussed,
do we need Porting/testing.pod or pod/perltest.pod?


--- ../perl-current/INSTALL	2007-11-27 11:35:31.000000000 +0000
@@ -1936,6 +1936,29 @@
 See the documentation for the File::Temp module for more information
 about the various security aspects of temporary files.
+=item Controlling C<make test> with environment variables
+=over 4
+=item PERL_TEST_Net_Ping
+Setting this variable runs all the Net::Ping modules tests,
+otherwise some tests that interact with the outside world are skipped.
+See L<perl58delta>.
+Setting this variable skips the vrexx.t tests for OS2::REXX.
+This sets are variable in op/numconvert.t.
+See also the documentation for the Test and Test::Harness modules,
+for more environment variables that affect testing.
 =head1 make install

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