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On Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:26:54 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:

> Niko Tyni [2014-09-08 22:03 +0300]:
> > Would it be possible / desirable to test run our packages first somehow
> > so that they don't become "official failures" yet?  We don't really
> > know how bad it will be; I'm guessing we might see maybe a hundred or
> > two hundred failures, but your guess is as good as mine. I think we've
> > only tested the concept with a dozen packages or so at this point.

>From my tests today I'm a bit nervous that the number might be even higher
... But we won't know before trying :)
> Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Do you have a list of source
> packages? 

I'd just take something like
% grep-available -s Package -FMaintainer pkg-perl-maintainers /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.ch.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_source_Sources | sort -u

> I expect most of them to run quite quickly, so perhaps throw
> that into an etherpad, we can split that into a couple batches and
> just run them locally on our dev machines. I guess my work laptop can
> grind through a few hundred tomorrow.

Sounds good, thanks.
> We might run through all of them, and only keep the ones that succeed
> in the whitelist initially, and then do two or three iterations of
> fixing the easy cases in pkg-perl-tools? I suspec that after that
> we'll quickly get into the long tail of packages which need to be
> fixed on a case-by-case basis, 


> and for these the XS-Testsuite: marker
> can then be added alongside?

Hm, is this still needed? I thought that the recent dpkg-* adds it
automatically if it finds a debian/tests/control file?


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