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Re: Package test service for GNU maintainers

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Package test service for GNU maintainers
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:07:09 +0200
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John Darrington <address@hidden> skribis:

> I could give it a go.


> 2. By default, guix does not check that out-of-source builds are functional.
>    "make distcheck" on the other-hand does.  Do we want to duplicate the 
> function
>    of "make distcheck"?  Perhaps we do, since I have recently seen a rather 
> bad
>    GNU release where it obviously wasn't run.

That’s not the goal here.  The goal would just be to make sure that the
package can be integrated in the distro.

> 3. Should we check too that a package behaves sanely when cross-compiling?

Perhaps, yes.

> 4. Some years ago, somebody knocked up a similar "GNU package linter" and ran
>    it on all GNU packages.  One maintainer got very shitty about a 
> "deficiency"
>    that was detected - started demanding an apology, blah, blah blah ...

Was it the CI service at that Rob Vermaas and I got
started?  :-)

I think here we’re aiming for something much more focused, which is
integration of (pre)releases in the distro.


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