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Re: Mandatory support for -nocheck in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 08:08:03PM +0000, Neil Williams wrote:

> What about:
> "Packages that run a test suite during the default build must support
> omitting the tests either upon detecting cross-compiling using
> dpkg-architecture or when -nocheck is specified in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS."

If a package can handle cross-compilation properly then it will skip
tests in the testsuite that would require to run compiled binaries. So
cross-compiling in itself should not be a reason to omit the test suite.

Packages should just check for -nocheck; adding -nocheck to
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS should be the job of the cross-compiling environment.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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