Bug#742242: please provide a simple way to run simple tests locally without upgrading the system.
* Charles Plessy <plessy at debian.org>, 2014-03-21, 16:00:
>More in particular, my problem is that the command ?adt-run package.dsc
>--- null? needs root access and is very invasive on the local system,
>while I only want to run the tests on binary packages that I have
>freshly installed, on my local system as it is.
devscripts (>= 2.14.1) includes sadt(1), a simple autopkgtest runner.
You might want to give it a try. It requires an unpackaged source
package, but otherwise seems to do exactly what you want.