Re: Summary of discussion regarding improvements needed in autopkgtest and britney
Paul Gevers writes ("Summary of discussion regarding improvements needed in autopkgtest and britney"):
> 2.a. If autopkgtest is told which packages are needed from unstable
> (even with the exact version) to have a coherent set, it doesn't need to
> guess what is a reasonable solution for britney. Therefore britney could
> output a set of packages from unstable per test, instead of just the
> current trigger.
I think this is by far the best solution to this problem. Britney is
proposing some set of migrations, and that is what ought to be tested.
Having two places where the set of migrations is caclculated is just
asking for disagremeents and, therefore, wrong test results.
A `pro' you haven't listed is that because often packages are proposed
for migration in groups, the number of different tests which have to
run may reduce.