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Re: DEP-8: Discovering autopkgtest-capable packages

Colin Watson writes ("DEP-8: Discovering autopkgtest-capable packages"):
> DEP-8 currently appears to define no way to discover which packages
> contain debian/tests/control files.  The only way to discover this is to
> unpack the source package.


> I think it would be helpful for this to be advertised as a bit in the
> .dsc file, which would make it easy to scan for such packages in a
> Sources file.  Perhaps something like "Autopkgtest: yes"?

That would be fine by me.  Do we want to provide any more
compact/extensible syntax ?  Who should generate this flag in the .dsc ?
(dpkg-source, from the existence of tests/control ?)


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