testing individual autopkgtest tests

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Mon Jan 23 19:08:31 UTC 2017

Hi Martin,

On 01/22/17 22:54, Martin Pitt wrote:
> 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.

Sounds like a very good reason. Can you maybe explain how that works as
autopkgtest itself is written in python? I mean, I am writing code there
that is executed in the testbed, right?


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