[PATCH 1/3] adt-run: add --tests-dir option for selecting tests directory

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Sat Jun 28 14:05:42 UTC 2014

Hello Antonio,

Antonio Terceiro [2014-06-27 21:17 -0300]:
> +  * adt-run: add --tests-dir option for selecting a tests directory other then
> +    debian/tests

"I'm not quite dead yet!"

autopkgtest had had an --override-control option for using something
else than debian/tests/control. I dropped it a while ago in [1] as it
wasn't even documented, but I heard from one or two people afterwards
who were using it for similar "not quite package, but system level"
testing. So perhaps this should be brought back instead, so that you
can also provide a local debian/tests/control (for e. g. testing a
package with different Restrictions:) with the package's tests? This
should also suit your use case, as the location of the actual
individual tests has always been configurable in the control file with



[1] http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=autopkgtest/autopkgtest.git;a=commitdiff;h=5cd467f06386

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