Bug#750137: pbuilder: Run DEP-8 tests with autopkgtest after successful build if debian/tests/control present

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sun Jun 1 22:05:52 UTC 2014

Package: pbuilder
Version: 0.215
Severity: wishlist


maybe this is an immature idea or already has been discussed elsewhere
-- but I can't let it go without documenting it as wishlist bug report:

IMHO it would be very nice if pdebuild (or pbuilder in general) would --
optionally and if present -- run the DEP-8[1] tests of a just built
package in the same chroot it used to build the package.

The chroot used to build the binary packages often (but not always)
already has most of the packages dependencies due to build- or
test-suite dependencies, so it shouldn't take so many more packages to
run the installed-packages test-suite in the same chroot after the
freshly built packages itself and the installed-packages test-suite's
dependencies have been installed in the chroot, too.

[1] http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep8/

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (600, 'testing'), (400, 'stable'), (110, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.12-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages pbuilder depends on:
ii  cdebootstrap           0.5.10
ii  coreutils              8.21-1.2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.53
ii  debianutils            4.4
ii  debootstrap            1.0.60
ii  dpkg-dev               1.17.9
ii  wget                   1.15-1

Versions of packages pbuilder recommends:
ii  devscripts  2.14.4
ii  fakeroot    1.20-3
ii  sudo        1.8.9p5-1

Versions of packages pbuilder suggests:
ii  cowdancer     0.73
ii  gdebi-core
pn  pbuilder-uml  <none>

-- debconf information:
  pbuilder/mirrorsite: http://kiva5.ethz.ch/kivadeb
  pbuilder/rewrite: false

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