testing individual autopkgtest tests

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Sun Jan 22 21:54:30 UTC 2017

Hello Paul,

Paul Gevers [2017-01-22 19:33 +0100]:
> Sorry for the confusion, but I am talking about code in lib/adt_testbed.
> I don't expect self.chroot to apply there.

I see. Now, I want autopkgtest to make as few assumptions about the testbeds as
possible, so I'd prefer if it sticks to things that are Essential/required.
python is not amongst that, so we shouldn't rely on it. So this limits your
choice to POSIX shell or perhaps bash, or if really needed, perl-base.

> Not sure if you meant that also for lib/adt_testbed, but as said, I did
> try to install_elf('/usr/bin/python3.5') in the tests/autopkgtest, but
> that didn't work.

Right, that will be missing tons of support files (like the entire standard

Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
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