Bug#763847: autopkgtest: package type detection heuristics override explicit Testsuite field

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Fri Oct 3 15:00:40 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 11:52:30AM -0300, Antonio Terceiro wrote:

> autodep8 (waiting in NEW) already does this; we are still missing the
> counterpart in autopkgtest. I'm not sure if it is worth to adapt
> autopkgtest to also do that, to then when autodep8 gets in the archive
> change autopkgtest again to remove all heuristics and call autodep8
> instead.

I see. Glad to hear it's packaged. It's fine by me to wait, it's
a corner case anyway.
> > What's the use case of the heuristics anyway? It seems to me that they
> > were largely obsoleted by the autopkgtest-pkg-* implementation?
> They _will_ be obsolete, but only after the thousands of packages that
> would be detected by them have the proper value for the Testsuite field.

Right, ci.d.n still needs them. Sorry, didn't think that through :)

Thanks for your work,

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