[Debichem-devel] Bug#987963: Bug#987963: pymol: flaky autopkgtest on arm64: hits autopkgtest timeout

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Sat May 22 08:57:13 BST 2021

Hi Paul,

On Sun, May 02, 2021 at 09:17:26PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Source: pymol
> Version: 2.4.0+dfsg-1
> Severity: serious
> Tags: sid bullseye
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-ci at lists.debian.org
> User: debian-ci at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: flaky
> Dear maintainer(s),
> Your package has an autopkgtest, great. However, because of the failure
> "caused" by glbic, 

Can you elaborate what you mean by that, is that related to pymol? Or
are you saying that due to glbic (glibc?) failures, you had to look at
all flaky tests and pymol was one of them?

> I looked into the history of your autopkgtest [1] and I noticed it
> fails regularly on arm64 because it hits the autopkgtest timeout after
> 2:47 hours.
> Because the unstable-to-testing migration software now blocks on
> regressions in testing, flaky tests, i.e. tests that flip between
> passing and failing without changes to the list of installed packages,
> are causing people unrelated to your package to spend time on these
> tests.

Well I'm going to try to take a look, but this apparently being
arm64-specific won't make it easier.


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