Re: many packages FTBFS, if $TAPE is set
Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Riku Voipio [Tue, 28 Aug 2007 21:15:35 +0300]:
>> That's why we tell people to use pbuilder.
> FWIW, debuild alone also sanitizes the environment.
I don't have any time to work on this, but it occurred to me reading this
that it might be useful for QA purposes to have a version of debuild that
*unsanitizes* the environment to test robustness. An evil-debuild that
sets every problematic environment variable that it can think of (TAPE,
QUILT_PATCHES, LANG, LC_ALL, PWD, etc.), builds the source in a directory
name containing a space, and otherwise tries all the environmental things
that have broken packages in the past.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>