Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> (17/07/2009): > At least dpkg-dev has one and it's run at build-time. I thought the goal of dpkg-dev was to actually build other packages. I don't know how dpkg-dev developers see this, but maybe having a few packages rebuilt using the new dpkg-dev package would help spotting breakages? I dunno, but especially eglibc and other important packages would be quite good candidates. I guess that a loop for getting the source packages, pushing them through sbuild once with the old dpkg-dev package and once with the new dpkg-dev packages, then debdiffing (and whatever interesting diff tests might come to mind) would help and wouldn't be very hard to implement. That also holds for debhelper, cdbs, <insert any critical package here>. > Of course the test was added when the bug got fixed (we're speaking of > #536034 for those wondering). I know. Guess what, I checked the facts. ;p > Speaking for dpkg-dev, any help is always welcome to enhance the > test-suite but it's a huge job that is not so rewarding. See above for a trivial idea. Mraw, KiBi.
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