where to maintain DEP8^W autopkgtest spec now

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Mon Oct 6 13:59:11 UTC 2014

Hey Stefano, all,

Stefano Zacchiroli [2014-10-05 23:52 +0200]:
> It took me a bit longer than that (sorry about that), but you can now
> find attached to this mail my first attempt at adding the autopkgtest
> spec to the Debian Policy package.


> +Implicit test control file for known package types
> +--------------------------------------------------

Note that this feature is still in flux: We mostly added it to unblock
these ~ 4000 packages from running on ci.d.n. without the need to
modify their source packages. But this logic will be factored out into
"autodep8" (https://ftp-master.debian.org/new/autodep8_0.1.html) so
that it can be shared with other implementations like sadt.

When this is accepted, the heuristics will move out of autopkgtest
again, and just be replaced with a call to autodep8, and this section
of the documentation will change a lot too. Can we leave this out for

The other bits look good to me. Thanks for addressing this!


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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