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Re: packages expected to fail on some archs

On Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 05:11:46PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> Tobias Frost, le lun. 12 sept. 2022 16:08:08 +0200, a ecrit:
> > The problem is that if you want to exclude an arch explicitly, you have to
> > list all archs you want to build it on. IOW,  I'm missing an easy way to say
> > "not on THIS architecture", somthing like "[!armel]"
> Yes, but see below.
> > There are a few packages I take care of which make trouble on some archs or
> > simply do not make much sense to run on those low-end archs.
> If they make trouble, I would say just let the package FTBFS there.

Well, it compiles there… Of course I could fail it artifically, but that
isn't something I would say it would be appropiate.

> > I was spending siginifant time in the past weeks on such a package, to fix
> > autopkgtests issues specific to that arch -- unsuccessfully, I disabled the
> > tests in the end --,
> Is it possible to get the same test be performed during package build
> time? That way, it will be just not built, not shipped, and the state
> will be clear on the buildd status page, and you can move on to more
> useful work. For instance in my pocketsphinx package case:

Would do that if it would be possible; The tests won't run properly without the
data installed properly.


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