[Debian-med-packaging] #779014: ITP: subread, looking for sponsor

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Fri Mar 13 08:44:02 UTC 2015

Hi Alex,

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.
> >  
> >> [0] 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.

Kind regards



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