[Debian-med-packaging] #779014: ITP: subread, looking for sponsor
andreas at an3as.eu
Fri Mar 13 08:44:02 UTC 2015
On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 09:37:51PM +0100, Alex Mestiashvili wrote:
> > However, I'd like to ask for some enhancement. Since you added
> > autopkgtests (which is nice) I think you could also provide an
> > override_auto_test to run the test right at runtime. Moreover the tests
> > are running only in the unpackaged source dir. When I wrote
> > autopkgtests I always designed these in a way that users can run it
> > manually as well. This includes shipping the needed data in a data file
> > under examples and copy them to a temp dir before running the test
> > script. This is OK for autopkgbot and manual user tests. (I think my
> > last package implementing this was vsearch if you need an example for
> > what I wrote.)
> Thanks for the examples! Initially I planned to put the test directory
> to the data package, but then I decided that test files are to big and
> removed them from the package.
> Also I thought that the tests are important only for the maintainers as
> they help detect potential problems with the software.
> To be honest I do not see how they can be useful for the users.
I'm not a user and can't tell. So if you are really sure that you want
to design it that way its fine for me. However, I'd consider it useful
to provide a debian/README.test and install it into the doc directory to
inform users about the extended chances for testing.
> > Finally, you might consider using help2man for generating some manpages.
> > I would not really require this for sponsering but if it comes cheap via
> > help2man I would consider this helpful. (May be the lastalign page is
> > inspiring what I mean.)
> > Kind regards and thanks for your work on this
> > Andreas.
> >>  http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-med/subread.git
> Thank you for looking on it.
You are welcome. (I guess you also noticed two minor commits of mine.)
Just ping me if you consider the package ready for upload.
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