CI are forcing tests for ports where tests are disabled

Sergio Had vital.had at
Thu Feb 29 07:34:48 UTC 2024

I believe, they were not forced for R stuff until very recently.

I found a solution which should work to fix running tests for R packages even when tests are unsupported and forced to run, but this situation is quite fragile.

For the context: there are some R packages which are in themselves trivial, but required as dependencies for some important ones. By default R checks require all optional dependencies to be installed, which sometimes means a lot of stuff to build. Adding every such optional dependency to MacPorts just to support testing is a) practically unfeasible and b) hardly needed. So while I tend to add support for testing wherever find it important or wherever it does not take too much of effort, there are a number of packages which have no – and that is unlikely to change.
While default behavior of R can be changed via passing a variable in environment, this a) does not guarantee that some tests won’t fail due to missing optional dependency nevertheless and b) is not clearly a superior choice, since it becomes less clear if some optional dependencies are missing (which we may care about in specific cases).

> On Feb 29, 2024, at 2:17 PM, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
> On 29/2/2024 17:01, Sergey Fedorov wrote:
>> There is something broken with CI now.
>> Tests phase must not be run when it is disabled ( is set to no), but it is.
> Built-in tests can always be run. See 2.9 release notes.
> - Josh

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