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Re: Source package without a binary


Am Freitag, den 06.01.2012, 00:47 +0100 schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
> 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?

I might do that additionally, thanks (and also to Tanguy) for the idea,
but one of the desired effects is that the test-suite would be run by
the buildds on all architectures. Even those without users :-)


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