[Piuparts-devel] Bug#644626: Bug#644626: piuparts: Testing package data compression

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sat Oct 8 08:39:34 UTC 2011

Hi Mats,

On Freitag, 7. Oktober 2011, Mats Erik Andersson wrote:
> Would it be possible, and suitable, to have Piuparts implement
> an examination of the compression type used on a package?

I'm not sure it would be suitable.. as one could see in the bugs you 
mentioned, those bugs are detected manually very fast, as they completly break 

While on the other hand...
> To prevent bugs like those mentioned, one would need to
> identify which compression types the bootstrapper supports
> in the installer at all times

how would you do that?

> , and one would need to keep
> track of which dependencies are brought in by the installer.

how would you do that? (I think thats easier than the former, but still...)

> This latter information should be readily available already,
> or at least traceable, and the first piece of information
> is even simpler to register.

probably. but then it's also easy to setup a daily cronjob which runs 
debootstrap :-)

Also/but I think the correct solution is to setup automated d-i installation 
tests, (and not to add more functionality to piuparts which is basically 
outside of piuparts scope).

There is a lot more which can go wrong in d-i (ie breakage of common tasks), 
and IMHO there should be automatic tests to detect those.

So I'm very tempted to close this bug as wontfix. Comments from other people 
reading this?


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