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Re: PyPI to Debian repository converter (GSoC 2012 project)

additional few cents which might come handy if you decide to go that way

1. I would recommend to override matplotlib backend to Agg before
running tests

2. set HOME to build/ (or some other temp directory)

to prevent common problems for those projects which use matplotlib  in
some of the tests

if interested in how I do it, here would be an example:

On Mon, 30 Apr 2012, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > will appear. One of challenges will be determining dependencies
> > required during build process.

> With such a massive automated "packaging" it would be great if from day
> 0 you would think about adding build-time testing into the
> pipeline. It should be quite easy to discover if module carries any
> unittests (grep for unittest ;) ) and what should be the way to run them
> (many modules provide .test(), or are testable with 'nosetest module').
> It would provide you assurance that generated packages are usable by the
> users, thus reduce future frustration / bug reports about broken
> packages.

> Just my .1 cents.
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