Bug#743029: marked as done (autopkgtest: Support access to package repository during testrun)
jwilk at debian.org
Mon Mar 31 08:10:30 UTC 2014
>adt-run can't guarantee any generic internet access, but it can, and
>must, assume that it can access the distro's package repository. After
>all, it must be able to install package's build and test dependencies.
But after the package is built and the dependencies are installed,
adt-run could (and should) block the network access.
But anyway, the details of adt-run operation should be irrelevant for
the test writers. They should be concerned only about what the
specification says. The spec doesn't currently give you a way to declare
that your test need Internet access, which means you can't access it.
>For running debootstrap it's probably a good idea to take the apt
>mirror from /etc/apt/sources.list instead of just assuming a static one
There's no guarantee that apt is installed, unless you depend on it.
Even if you depend on it, there's no guarantee that there's anything
interesting in /etc/apt/sources.lists.
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