Bug#720458: autopkgtest: allow tests to depend on Build-Depends installed
On Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:46:20 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Also, I guess most of the build dependencies shouldn't be needed for
> those, as you don't actually need to build these packages? (You need
> to take care to not run the tests against the source tree module,
> after all).
Most Perl modules have separate build / test / runtime requirements;
since we can't distingish between build itself and test, they end up
in Build-Depends(-Indep), as the tests are run during the build.
If we want to run the test suite on the installed packages, we need
the test requirements installed, wich in practice means having the
packages in BD(I) available.
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