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Re: Ruby packaging in wheezy: gem2deb, new policy, etc.

On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 20:27 +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 18/01/11 at 12:26 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> > Well, building a package should always (in a perfect world) include
> > running its tests. Of course, build dependencies can be huge. But I
> > don't think it is _that_ bad. And assuming we all build using
> > pbuilder/cowbuilder (right? No, I don't always - but it is a factor
> > that would push me to the right practices!), it would basically just
> > mean a minor inconvenience.
> Sorry if it wasn't clear in my mail. The problem is that we are running
> into a dependency loop:
> package A requires B to run its test suite
> package B requires A to run its test suite
> which one should we package first, and how?

The only way I can think that this situation could evolve is if the
versions of A in each case here are different. Have you got an example
of this?

> The only way to break the loop is to avoid running the test suite when
> we first upload A, then upload B with the test suite enabled, then
> upload A.

Presumably this is a problem the CPAN Testers have solved somehow?


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