where to maintain DEP8^W autopkgtest spec now

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Tue Oct 14 08:52:06 UTC 2014

Hello all,

Stefano Zacchiroli [2014-10-06 16:29 +0200]:
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 03:59:11PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > > +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
> > now?
> Sure.

For the record, this happened now. autodep8 landed in unstable, and I
just removed the hardcoded "guess control" bits from autopkgtest and
the spec; adt-run uses autodep8 instead (if available):


I don't think the "Automatic test control file for known package
types" section should/needs to go into the official policy, as it's an
optional feature of DEP-8 implementations. But I wanted to keep you in
the loop.


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