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RFC (v2): adding --add-apt-source and --pin-packages to autopkgtest


I received feedback from Paul yesterday about my last commit in the
original pull request, and revisited it. Instead of automatically adding
APT sources entries when --pin-packages is used, I split that into a
separate option. This makes the system more flexible for other use

This v2 is exacly the same as before except for the last commit.


We need a few new features in autopkgtest in order to have ci.debian.net
gating updates to Debian testing. This could be done with setup-command
hacks on debci, but autopkgtest is the right place for the

This work was started by Paul Gevers. I recently joined the efforts
since I needed to understand the autopkgtest side to properly implement
debci side, and I added a few improvements that will make my work on
debci easier.

--add-apt-sources can be used to add extra APT sources. This is probably
very useful to test packages from overlay repositories against a "clean"
originail testbed. It is not strictly needed for our CI work, but
--pin-packages shares some of the implementation, so we might as well
also have it.

--pin-packages is a generalization of --apt-pocket that works for the
Debian case. In fact, some refactoring was done so that a good part of
the implementation of both options is now shared. Different from
--apt-pocket, --pin-packages won't automatically add APT entries. For
doing that, there is a now an --add-apt-release option, which is a
shortcut for adding new APT source entries to the testbed.

I intend to merge this and make a 5.1 release, but it would be nice to
have some code review.

All previously existing automated tests still pass, and based on my
local tests I would say that we are good.  Below is the summary of the
changes produced with `git request-pull`.


The following changes since commit 433f1b007f3c84a8f552122a670a40a1efde3f4a:

  debian/rules: reuse /usr/share/dpkg/pkg-info.mk (2017-10-25 22:47:36 -0200)

are available in the Git repository at:

  https://anonscm.debian.org/git/users/terceiro/autopkgtest.git pin-v2

for you to fetch changes up to e5a6c6ba5c2fa71829930bf46dd98363a656f420:

  Add --add-apt-release option (2017-10-29 12:36:18 -0200)

Antonio Terceiro (5):
      Merge remote-tracking branch 'paulgevers/gating-via-sources-rebased' into pin
      Fix description of --pin-packages in manpage
      Simplify check for need to run setup commands
      Extract "add APT source" into its own method
      Add --add-apt-release option

Paul Gevers (6):
      Error out when apt-get update fails for three times in a row
      Add release- to help text of apt-pocket
      Apply patch by Simon McVittie from bug #851568
      Improve man page for --setup-commands, as both examples are now supported natively
      Use APT:Default-Release i.s.o. most pinning and add option --apt-default-release
      Add --pin-packages option to enable Debian to run in testing with packages from sid

 lib/adt_testbed.py      | 145 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------
 lib/autopkgtest_args.py |  29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 runner/autopkgtest      |   6 +++++-
 runner/autopkgtest.1    |  49 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 tests/autopkgtest       | 116 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 5 files changed, 306 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)

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