I'm getting several emails a month to include compilation tests (or, compilation in a VM) when I review a processor, hence my request to Patrick.Update for those not following the git repo. Made something for Patrick to review.
General thoughts on compile tests... I can't really see how they are useful. So much depends on the compiler, storage medium, parallelability of the code for compiling, libraries linked in, etc. Hard to decide on a single factor or two that you are really stressing. But I've seen the tests so it's definitely interesting at the minimum. I never realized how long FF takes...
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: c++ compiler cannot create executables
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chuckleb/linuxbench-dev/master/firefox-compile.sh chmod +x firefox-compile.sh ./firefox-compile.sh Number of cores: 8
configure: error: Library requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gtk+-unix-print-2.0 glib-2.0 >= 2.22 gobject-2.0 gdk-x11-2.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them. make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.