running tests that are in source tree

Martin Pitt mpitt at
Wed Dec 9 13:11:17 UTC 2015

Hello Jérémy,

Jérémy Lal [2015-12-09  9:18 +0100]:
> i'm looking into making nodejs package run its ci tests using autopkgtest.
> The tests themselves just need to be run from the (unbuilt) source tree,
> but i don't understand if that's a supported case.

You figured it out already, but for the archives: This is supported
using --unbuilt-tree or just <dirname>/ as a shortcut. See
/usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/README.running-tests.{rst,html} for
details, or
for the same thing online.


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