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Re: "Debian CI/autopkgtest BoF" at Debconf18

On Thu, 02 Aug 2018 at 06:49:33 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> ## unsatisfiable test-dependencies should not be a test failure
> DON'T use apt in your script
> Use flaky restriction + it needs a fix in autopkgtest to properly support that
>   (as mentioned by Ralf Treinen, it doesn't work yet).

Sorry, I don't follow. Do you mean "don't use apt in your script, ever"
or do you mean "if you use apt in your script, you must mark the test as
flaky (or skippable and skip it when apt fails)"?

(Some useful test cases can't really avoid using apt, in particular the
ones for debootstrap and nss-mdns.)


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