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Re: Bug#986628: unblock: r-cran-rcdklibs/2.3+dfsg-6

Hi Paul,

On Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 06:32:40PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> > We are working on it makeing them non-superficial.  Its the case for
> > r-bioc-* currently[1] and the plan is to do this for all R packages.
> Aha, so non r-bioc-* packages are superficial at this moment.

Not really.
> > However, this is for the next release.  Marking those packages
> > superficial that do not come with a proper test can be done as well,
> > but not in the current freeze period.
> I'll think about what this means for the Release Team. Normally when I
> learn of packages that try to migrate to testing with superficial tests
> not marked as such I would add a manual block. Maybe I'll see if I can
> generate such a list for all autopkgtest-pkg-r using packages (without
> bioc in the name).

No.  The majority of packages r-cran-* packages has "real" tests that
are manually crafted in addition to autopkgtest-pkg-r.
> Thanks for letting us know. And yes, please fix this. While typing this,
> I have one suggestion, we should make autopkgtest-pkg-r skippable and
> pkg-r-autopkgtest should exit 77 if there's no hook nor any tests to run
> (and without bioc currently). The overall result of skipped tests is
> equal to successful tests marked as superficial. I believe we
> can/could/should very well do that now in the freeze, after we fix
> autodep8. What do you think?

I think that's OK since as I said most of the packages have manual
tests.  So skipping pkg-r-autopkgtest will not really influence the 
tests of the packages in practice.

Kind regards



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