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Re: Source package without a binary

Le Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 06:26:13PM +0100, Joachim Breitner a écrit :
> From my point of view, it seems desirable to package the testsuite as a
> source-package of its own, build-depending on GHC and the additional
> libraries required, and upload that. Our autobuilding infrastructure
> would thus run the testsuite on the various architectures, which is very
> desirable, given that we are talking about a compiler that is not
> well-tested by upstream on the more exotic architectures.
> Theoretically, there is no interesting binary package produced from this
> source package and it seems that the policy does not explicitly require
> that a source package produces binary packages... but I am certain that
> this is an assumption buried deep within so many parts of our
> infrastructure that it is not a good idea to actually try this.

Dear Joachim,

a binary packages could be useful in the context of automatic as-installed
package testing, see http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep8/.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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