Bug#742242: please provide a simple way to run simple tests locally without upgrading the system.

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Fri Mar 21 07:45:08 UTC 2014

tag 742242 pending

Martin Pitt [2014-03-21  8:16 +0100]:
> But indeed if you run it on a .dsc, it will always try to apt-get
> install dpkg-dev. I'll add a check to avoid this step if it's already
> available.

I added that, plus a general check that you need root on the testbed
for installing packages; if it doesn't provide it, there is now a
warning instead of an immediate failure:


With that "adt-run [...] --- null" now runs; of course in that mode
you already have to have all required dependencies installed.

Please note that this mode is just for getting slightly quicker
turnarounds; it is very unsuitable for creating new tests and ensuring
that they actually work.


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