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Re: testcase requires fuse to be loaded

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 03:50:05PM +0800, Yanhao Mo wrote:
> Dear mentors,
> I am packaging a fuse file system. It called securfs [1][2]. It has some
> test cases under test directory, and these test cases require fuse kernel
> module to be loaded. My system has this module loaded. But when I
> packaging securfs by gpb && cowbuilder, I still get the following error.
> > fuse: device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first
> I guess the build environment cannot access /dev/fuse device is the
> reason for this. But I cannot find a way to work around. So I have to
> disable all test cases to let the build process continue.

I don't think you can reliably run such tests during build -- builds nearly
exclusively run under fakeroot, which is not enough to create missing device
nodes.  Installing build-deps uses real root, but I don't think there's a
good way to ensure the device nodes are properly setup in the chroot.

On the other hand, it's a good match for autopkgtest -- you can then specify
demands such as needs-root, and if that's not enough, isolation-container or


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