Fwd: autopkgtest: Generic Test Harness / Network Client Service testing

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Thu Jul 30 10:30:55 UTC 2015

Christian Seiler writes ("Re: Fwd: autopkgtest: Generic Test Harness / Network Client Service testing"):
> Thanks for your reply!
> I will read your answer as "we'll happily take a patch". ;-)

I would welcome a patch but it I think it is Martin who has been doing
most of the work recently.  But if he doesn't object, fiune :-).

> So unless I hear somebody else object, I'll prepare a patch that adds
> an improved version of this testlib.py to autopkgtest. Would you rather
> have that python module as part of the autopkgtest binary package
> directly, or would you prefer to have autopkgtest build a separate
> binary package? If so, what should it be called?
> (e.g. autopkgtest-testlib?)

If it isn't going to have any particular dependencies (eg on a
specific python version or something) then that is probably a good
name, yes, and it can grow to contain other similar libraryish things
for other languages.

> > I think this is an interesting idea but it would require substantial
> > design work to extend the test protocol to support this functionality.
> I'm going to be at Debconf, so maybe we could find some time to hash
> this out there.

I'd be happy to chat.  I warn you that I don't have a lot of effort
for actually doing any of the work, though.


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