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Re: RFC: A regression test framework for Debian packages?

This one time, at band camp, Jérôme Marant wrote:
>  In a chrooted environment, we can install deboostrap and
>  package dependencies through APT.

About 6 months ago I started writing some code in expect to do just this, to
test my quake2-data installer package.  I was able to install the package
into an UML machine, answer the debconf questions, and check the location of
the installed files (being an installer package, not all files installed by
the package are in the deb).

I haven't touched this code for a long time, but I've been meaning to clean
it up and start doing regression testing on parts of the archive.  I envisage
being able to run it once a week on the entire archive, testing the
ability of every pacakge to cleanly upgrade from woody to sarge, and back

jaq@spacepants.org                           http://spacepants.org/jaq.gpg

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