testing individual autopkgtest tests

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Mon Jan 23 21:10:44 UTC 2017

Hello Paul,

Paul Gevers [2017-01-23 20:08 +0100]:
> 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?

No, autopkgtest (both the frontend and the virt driver) run on the host system.
Everything that actually runs on the testbed is either shell code constructed
by the autopkgtest frontend or comes from the test itself (which then declares
the necessary test dependencies).

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