Bug#833503: autopkgtest: accesses the internet during build

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Fri Aug 12 08:30:58 UTC 2016

Hi Martin,

>  - Violating a "may not" is not an RC bug as per policy 1.1.

Fair and trumps all :) However:

>  - While this is technically part of a "required" d/rules target, it
>    only affects running the tests. These can be skipped with
>    DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck.

I'm not sure this would make any difference.. I mean, you can disable
all sorts of things - there's nothing special about skipping checks.

>    These tests get skipped if "apt-get download" fails,
>    thus this is *not* an FTBFS if network access does not actually
>    work.

I think you may have misread my initial bug report.

It was never my claim that it was a FTBFS, more that an internet
connection is attempted in the first place ("Whilst autopkg builds
successfully [..]") which leaks privacy etc. etc.

> that would make regressions harder to detect.

But isn't that the whole point of the ci.debian.org/autopkgtest
service itself..?

> I recommend to install [ca-certificates] in your system as well.

In a normal system, of course, but I'm building *deliberately* to
find these issues so I will leave it uninstalled unless it is



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