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Re: Source package without a binary

On Do, Jan 05, 2012 at 18:26:13 (CET), Joachim Breitner wrote:

> Dear devel,
> I have an interesting case for a hypothetical „source package without
> binary packages“: The haskell compiler comes with an extensive test
> suite. This test suite
>      1. is distributed separately from the sources,
>      2. takes a long time to run and
>      3. partly depends on libraries that do not come with the compiler
>         packages, and which in turn Build-Depend on the compiler.

Why not installing the test-suite itself in the binary package, so that
users that install the package can run the test-suite on their own?


Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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