Re: piuparts output format: a proposal
pe, 2009-07-24 kello 10:44 -0500, Manoj Srivastava kirjoitti:
> On Fri, Jul 24 2009, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > * Failed tests may _optionally_ also write dumps of the virtual
> > environment (chroot, eventually maybe kvm images) so things may
> > be debugged.
> This is somewhat off topic, but is there a way to run piuparts
> in a kvm instance? I already run my builds in a minimal virtual
> machine, so it is OK for piuparts to install/remove/purge the package
> in question. It would be nice to be able to tell piuparts not to bother
> creating it's own chroot, but to assume it is running already in the
> minimal test env.
piuparts runs outside the virtual environment, so re-using an existing
kvm instance is not really an option. However, KVM support does need to
happen some day.
> > How does this sound? It is important that those who might use piuparts
> > be able to understand the output.
> It would be nice, if, like lintian, one could pass in a -v
> switch to get multi-line explanations/details to aid in understanding
> the output. The added bits may be static.
Sure, that's a good idea.