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Re: Tools for testing LTS updates

On 2017-01-23 20:46:28, Guido Günther wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 07:22:30PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 02:01:41PM -0500, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
>> > regarding ci... i am not sure how useful that would be for me. right
>> > now, i just run a wheezy VM inside qemu and install stuff by hand in
>> > there. since i need a clean VM every time, setting up the whole CI env
>> > would seem to be a significant overhead, no?
>> it's wheezy/oldstable, so by definition it's not changing much, thus
>> it's probably sufficient to only create that clean VM once every week or
>> month and then preserve that as a "snapshot" image and run triggered CI
>> tests based on a copy of that image…
> I'm probably stating the obvios but it can be done with:
> SNAPSHOT=wheezy-2017-01-13
> IP=
> PKG=$(dpkg-parsechangelog -Ssource)
> VERSION=$(dpkg-parsechangelog -SVersion)
> set -x
> set -e
> virsh destroy autopkgtest || true
> virsh snapshot-revert autopkgtest $SNAPSHOT
> virsh start autopkgtest
> autopkgtest -B ../*_${VERSION}_*.deb ../${PKG}_${VERSION}.dsc -- ssh -H $IP -P<rootpw>
> (in case running inside pbuilder is not sufficient (eg. because it needs
> daemons running, etc.). Not very elaborate but does the job.

this is exactly the kind of stuff that should be documented, because
that's not obvious to me at all.

there are so many virtualizations solutions out there, I don't even
think i can guess what that one is: virsh is just libvirt, right? so is
that xen, kvm, virtualbox or qemu or what? in any case, isn't there some
setup to be done first there?

On 2017-01-23 20:42:35, Guido Günther wrote:
> I'm using
> /usr/share/doc/pbuilder/examples/B20autopkgtest
> to run the tests within pbuilder (that does not help with reverse
> dependencies testing).

i'm lazy - how do you actually hook that up in pbuilder?


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