[Pkg-clamav-devel] Ubuntu (new upstream) clamav 0.94.dfsg.2-1ubuntu1

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Mon Dec 15 19:00:27 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 December 2008 02:27, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> > First, enabling the test suite is as simple as adding 'make check' in
> > debian/rules, so anyone with a working git feel free.
> >
> > Second, there is the question of what additional build-dep to add for
> > more tests.  It could be valgrind, electric-fence, and/or one othe whose
> > name escapes me (it's a fork of electric-fence).  The valgrind tests seem
> > false positive prone from what I've seen.  My recommendation is don't add
> > it to the uploaded package for now, but test build with it and then file
> > bugs with upstream on failures.  The electric-fence tests pass, but I did
> > not add it for Ubuntu because it's in Universe, not Main and the guidance
> > I got from Ubuntu Security* was to not promote things solely because
> > they'd enhance the test suite of a package.
> >
> > So yes, I'll do it if no one else gets to it first, but we ought to
> > discuss exactly what's wanted for Debian.
> >
> > Scott K
> >
> > * In Ubuntu, Universe does not have any guarantee of security support
> > from Canonical.  It is done by the community.
> As a starting point I would suggest only running the tests that don't
> require additional dependencies. In Debian, we don't have any problems with
> support of electric-fence, but that doesn't necessarily mean we should add
> it immediately.
> But anyway, having a few tests is better than not having any of them, so my
> personal opinion is that it should get added. There is no hurry, though, so
> I'd love to leave it to you Scott, whenever you find the time :-)

I still haven't found the time to reconstruct my git repo, so no commits from 
me ...

At least the valgrind question is now OBE.  It appears upstream got sick of my 
filing bugs about valgrind test failures and so they've disable the valgrind 
tests by default for the next release.

Scott K

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