Re: ltp package in Debian
On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 02:33:47AM +0100, Ji?í Pale?ek wrote:
> I have noticed the bugginess of this package too, while I was looking at
> it when I needed to test some modifications of the Linux kernel. In order
> to accomplish the task, I created my own package of 20080131 (based on
> the Debian package, but heavily changed).
> The package itself is an unmaintainable beast, mostly because the
> upstream code is a mixture of seemingly unrelated projects, using
> different environment (Makefile/autoconf, C/Java/Python etc.). Moreover,
> the C code is somewhat buggy, and the Makefiles lack really working
> install target (and there are zillions of them). Anyway, the package I
> have at least allows running the tests (ie. the majority of kernel tests
> - I haven't tested the network tests etc.).
> Therefore, I think that packaging every (monthly?) release is a bit
> unrealistic. Still, it would be nice to have ltp in Debian.
> Can I do something to help it? I'm not a DD nor any other two-letter
> acronym of that sort :-)
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