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Re: Automated testing - design and interfaces

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:08:25PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> maintainer didn't really test the package after installing it because
> it was too much trouble.  If it can be standardised and automated, and
> if a way can be found for Ubuntu to share tests with Debian, then
> everyone wins.

piuparts is a first answer to that: it allows maintainer to check that
their package will install, remove and upgrade in a clean environnement.

> > If Ubuntu want to improve the testing coverage, you could start by
> > submitting patches to packages that don't run test-suite in
> > debian/rules. That would profit both Debian and Ubuntu and there are
> > lot of work to do there.
> Running the upstream test suite in debian/rules usually isn't the
> answer to packaging mistakes, library mismanglements, and the like.

There is no reason to restrict debian/rules to upstream test-suite?


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