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Re: Testing-watch emails

On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 12:17:29AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>

> > If you're interested in making this happen I'll be happy to give
> > you any info I can;

>  2) Any advice on how to test patches to ftp-master code before
>     submitting them? My own scripts I can dry-run by substituting a
>     dummy command for sendmail and run them in the very place where
>     they will eventually function. In contrast, construcing a test
>     mock-up of the ftp-master environment to do test runs of a patched
>     britney appears to be highly nontrivial.  Does some automation for
>     this purpose exist? Or what do ftpmaster/release gurus do when you
>     change code?

Heh, so I guess the only info I can offer you is to say that no, there's no
particularly useful automation for this...   creating a copy of the
ftp-master env is non-trivial, yes, but it's also the only real option,

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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