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Re: Migration test for glib2.0 unexpectedly using dbusada/unstable source code

On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 at 20:02:10 +0100, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Starting 2 pkgProblemResolver with broken count: 1
> Investigating (0) autopkgtest-satdep:amd64 < 0 @iU mK Nb Ib >
> Broken autopkgtest-satdep:amd64 Depends on libdbusada0.5.0:amd64 < none
> @un H >

Right, I understand that, after we have decided to run the d/tests/ from
the dbusada source package from unstable rather than testing, we run into
dependency resolution failures for *binary* packages (which in this case
we can't solve). That's fine.

What I didn't expect is that we are trying to test the dbusada *source*
package from unstable - I would have expected that for migration testing,
we would want to download the source package from testing, and run its
d/tests/, instead (like we did for the migration reference)?

In general I don't think we can expect the older version of a package
in testing to pass the tests from a newer version in unstable. If the
old version didn't have a feature (for example let's say `hello` in
unstable adds the ability to run `hello --extremely-verbose`), and the
new version has a new test to exercise that feature, I don't see how we
can expect the new test to pass for the old binaries?


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