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Re: Running autopkgtest on porter boxes: dd-autopkgtest

On 31.05.20 22:40, Michael Banck wrote:

> it's possible for DDs to build/test packages on porter boxes via
> dd-schroot-cmd, see https://dsa.debian.org/doc/schroot/.
> However, e.g. arm64 autopkgtest failures are RC bugs and so far, it was
> difficult to reproduce and debug those on the porter boxes, at least I
> was not aware of an easy way to run autopkgtest on those.
> During the Online MiniDebConf today I hacked a bit around, and (with
> some help from Antonio Terceiro) came up with the following
> proof-of-concept script:
> https://salsa.debian.org/mbanck/dd-autopkgtest/-/blob/master/dd-autopkgtest
> You can run this with a source package name on one of the porter boxes,
> like: 
> ./dd-autopkgtest foo
> It will then (i) create a working directory with the name of the source
> package, (ii) bootstrap a schroot, (iii) install autopkgtest, the test
> dependencies and the binaries in the schroot and (iv) run autopkgtest.
> It will drop you in a shell if autopkgtest fails.
> The primary limitation is that you can only test binary packages that
> are in unstable already, because dd-schroot-cmd does not allow to
> install local packages. I have not extended the script for other
> distributions than unstable, but that should be possible.
> Bugs, merge requests, suggestions and comments welcome!

It'd be good if this was documented in a "canonical place" besides a few
levels deep in a Salsa repo and in a mail to dd.

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