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- Please do not ask developers why some or all tests are failing in
-your environment! Let us know if you find why it fails. Thank you.
+ Failed tests usualy indicate a problem with your local system setup
+and not within PHP itself (at least for official PHP release versions).
+You may decide to automaticaly submit a test summary to our QA workflow
+at the end of a test run.
+ Please do *not* submit a failed test as a bug or ask for help on why
+it failed on your system without providing substantial backup information
+on *why* the test failed on your special setup. Thank you :-)
[Testing Basics]
+ The easiest way to test your PHP build is to run "make test" from the
+command line after successfully compiling. This will run the complete
+tests for all enabled functionalities and extensions using the PHP
+CLI binary (
To execute test scripts, you must build PHP with some SAPI, then you
type "make test" to execute all or some test scripts saved under
"tests" directory under source root directory.
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