Bug#846328: RFH: autopkgtest -- automatic as-installed testing for Debian packages
mpitt at debian.org
Wed Nov 30 10:48:05 UTC 2016
I have been the only de-facto maintainer of autopkgtest for some
years, Ian does not have time for it any more. This has been fine so
far as maintaining Ubuntu's CI machinery has been a major part of my
current job in Canonical. However, from next year on I will move
somewhere else and thus won't have much time for autopkgtest any more.
As this is a central piece in Debian's CI too, it would be good to get
more hands on it.
Coordination and discussion happens on
which is fairly low-traffic. I'm happy to review patches and sponsor
uploads, but I'd really like to mentor other people about the
structure, how to test autopkgtest itself locally, etc.
Description: automatic as-installed testing for Debian packages
autopkgtest runs tests on binary packages. The tests are run on the
package as installed on a testbed system (which may be found via a
virtualisation or containment system). The tests are expected to be
supplied in the corresponding Debian source package.
See autopkgtest(1) and /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest.
Depending on which virtualization server you want to use, you need to
install additional packages (schroot, lxc, lxd, or qemu-system)
For generating tests of well-known source packages such as Perl and Ruby
libraries you should install the autodep8 package.
Thanks in advance!
Martin Pitt | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Developer (www.debian.org)
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