autopkgtest in jessie: mark local archive as [trusted=yes]

Martin Pitt mpitt at
Wed Dec 21 13:15:05 UTC 2016

Hello Salvatore,

Salvatore Bonaccorso [2016-12-21 12:43 +0100]:
> Before I ask anything to SRM I would like to hear your opinion. Since
> a "recent" apt update in unstable, running the autopkgtests on a host
> running jessie without backports, does not work anymore.

You are trying to run tests for jessie, or for unstable? I'm asking because in
general autopkgtest 3.6 is hopelessly broken for running tests for post-jessie
packages/testbeds, as this generally evolves with changes in the distro, new
test features, changed ways to build VMs and containers, etc.

I. e. for jessie users I much rather recommend using the current version from

> The whole would probably to much for backporting to jessie, and
> possibly not allowed by SRM, since it means a behaviour change. But do
> you think it is sensible to just backport the change, to  mark the
> internal repository with trusted=yes?
> -  echo "deb file://%(d)s /" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/autopkgtest.list
> +  echo "deb [trusted=yes] file://%(d)s /" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/autopkgtest.list

Fine for me if you want to backport this (feel free to NMU). But I won't bother
doing this myself, as explained above.



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