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Re: testing packages at build-time

Hi, Bill Allombert wrote:

> 1°)  Let maintainers run tests in the build or binary target.
> Eventually we add a notest DEBBUILD_OPTION to disable it.
IMHO this option makes sense. Running tests, as long as they're not TOO
time-consuming, should be an opt-out activity.  ;-)

> 2°)  We add a test target in debian/rules. Autobuilders will need to
> be modified to take advantage of this. We can then go farther and
> implement special testing facility.

How would you distinguish a failed test from a debian/rules file which
doesn't have a "test" target?

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