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Bug#969803: awscli: autopkgtest should be marked superficial

On Tue, Sep 08, 2020 at 07:33:13PM +0100, Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> > Short of communicating with a remote service, I'm not sure how we can
> > get more meaningful functional test coverage in this package, but it
> > would be nice to do so.
> There is also another "Restrictions: needs-internet" which might be
> useful for you.
> Please check https://sources.debian.org/data/main/a/autopkgtest/5.14/doc/README.package-tests.rst
> which has a section for "Network access". That says:
> "But for many packages their main purpose is to interact with remote
> web services and thus their testing should actually cover those too,
> to ensure that the distribution package keeps working with their
> corresponding web service.".

Yeah, the bigger issue there is not network access but authentication
credentials.  If there's a mechanism to allow us to provide credentials
in the test environment with reasonable expectations of security, then
we'd be very much interested in using that.  I haven't found evidence of
such support in Debian's CI infrastructure, though.


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