I'm not sure, but gtest *should* only be required at the point of invoking "make check". I.e., it should be possible to build and install Inkscape on a user system without having a test suite available.

Once that's in place, we can simply disable the auto_test macro in the PPA, so it'll happily build without testing.  This shouldn't be a problem as we now run Ubuntu tests independently in our CI config.


On 16 Jul 2017 03:02, "Martin Owens" <doctormo@...400...> wrote:
On Sun, 2017-07-16 at 00:39 +0100, Alex Valavanis wrote:
> The gtest download script could be removed by adding the googletest
> source as a git submodule within the Inkscape repo... this is how
> it's
> done in 2geom.
> **BUT** I don't think that Launchpad supports submodules, so this
> could cause issues with PPA builds.
> Does anyone know a way round this?

Is gtest required for building or is it just a testing patch?