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Re: [Bug-wget] FTP tests fail on MS-Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] FTP tests fail on MS-Windows
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:55:20 +0200

> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:18:27 +0000
> From: Gisle Vanem <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> Tim Rühsen wrote:
> >> P.S. Now I'm beginning to wonder whether anyone runs the test suite on
> >> Windows, or cares about the results...
> >
> > Looks like nobody does :-(
> I've tried, but failed since my Perl (Strawberry Perl 5.18.4) doesn't
> support the fork() call. I don't think ActiveState Perl does either.

The only way this is going to work is to use MSYS/MSYS2 (and its
Perl).  The test suite needs too many Posix features, and OTOH needs
to be able to invoke the native wget correctly.  Nothing else except
MSYS fits that bill, AFAIK.

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