autopkgtest + chroot howto ? - Was: Re: Is it possible to run autopkgtest without a virtual machine ?

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at
Sun Jan 26 13:45:04 UTC 2014


I haven't been able to find a comprehensive set of instructions on how
to get started with autopkgtest, and I imagined that chroot would be an
interesting option.

I quite don't see the interest of the adt-virt-null, as I suppose that a
clean test bed is generally required when testing... :-/

Has anyone spotted a howto document for autopkgtest + adt-virt-chroot ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Charles Plessy <plessy at> writes:

> Le Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 01:24:43PM +0900, Charles Plessy a écrit :
>> adt-run needs a virtual machine.  I know that some developers have
>> some workarounds, but couldn't autopkgtest also support running tests on the local
>> system ?  This would be tremendously useful when the tests can be contained in
>> the binary packages, as it would make it very easy for our users and ourselves
>> to test the packages.
> Thanks to Michael's hint, I found that the following command will work locally.
> sudo adt-run --no-built-binaries foo.dsc --- adt-virt-null
> (See )

Olivier BERGER - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)

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