Bug#416450: [PROPOSAL] New option in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to avoid running test-suites
Guillem Jover <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'd like to propose to formalize a new option («nocheck») in
> DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS to make the build skip running any test-suites.
> This helps for example when doing iterations of patching, building
> and testing, until you want to do the final build.
> There are already packages using either nocheck or notest, I chose
> nocheck because it matches autotools conventions, but I don't really
> care on which one we settle down, the important thing is to use one
> consistently in the packages.
> Attached the patch against latest policy document (it might need
> rewording by a native speaker).
Here's a slightly modified version of Guillem's patch that makes fewer
assumptions about the structure of the debian/rules file in the example
and doesn't refer to a non-mandatory target (install). Seconds?
diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
index c9bd84f..ad5ba08 100644
@@ -2028,6 +2028,11 @@
The meaning of the following tags has been standardized:
+ This tag says to not run any build-time test suite
+ provided by the package.
The presence of this tag means that the package should
@@ -2095,6 +2100,12 @@ ifneq (,$(filter parallel=%,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)))
NUMJOBS = $(patsubst parallel=%,%,$(filter parallel=%,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)))
MAKEFLAGS += -j$(NUMJOBS)
+ # ...
+ifeq (,$(filter nocheck,$(DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS)))
+ # Code to run the package test suite.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>