Bug#678359: autopkgtest: Depends: @ only works when building the source

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Wed Jul 4 15:39:50 UTC 2012

Hello Ian,

Ian Jackson [2012-06-28  1:01 +0100]:
> Thanks for working on this.  Looking at it I'm not entirely clear that
> the patch is right.  I'm quite tired right now and could be wrong but
> it seems to me that we should be using the tree from the tree argument
> to read_control.  This should probably become a new constructor
> argument to Test (and correspondingly doesn't need to be an argument
> to run_tests or indeed to Test.run).

Where "This" == the list of binaries that are being produced by this
source (as a new ctor argument)?

> And of course you should use tree.read() not tree.path[1].

Ah, thanks! Cf. That was not obvious to me.

> (And, as a matter of style, Python `portability' stuff notwithstanding
> I think the code is clearer if you avoid os.path.join and just say `/'
> when you mean it.)

It's an old habit of mine, but I'm happy to use / directly.

> Is the parser in packages_from_source really correct ?  I don't think
> it's a rule that the Package line must come before the others.

Indeed, just a convention.

> Perhaps it would be better to generalise the first half of
> read_control until it can be reused (as a non-class function called
> something like read_stanzas, I guess).

Will do that.


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