Bug#990725: xdg-utils: suggestions for the packaging

Nicolas Boulenguez nicolas at debian.org
Mon Jul 5 18:51:10 BST 2021

Package: xdg-utils
Version: 1.1.3-4.1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch


After the freeze, please consider the attached suggestions.

The commit changing autopkgtests requires further discussion.

* Is 'BASH_XTRACEFD=1;set -x' useful?

  './configure' is already quite verbose.
  I suggest that 'echo' is sufficient to say which SHELL is tested.

* Are 'debian/tests/*' sometimes run manually (not by autopkgtest)?

  New shells can be tested otherwise.
  'make autotest SHELL=/bin/bashdb'

  The requirement that test can run outside autopkgtest increases
  their complexity, because they must reinvent autopkgtest.  For
  * they must check if AUTOPKGTEST_TMP is set
  * else they must safely create a temporary directory
  * and delete it after execution, failure or interruption
  (it is also possible to allow rw-build-tree, but then other problems
  occur, like the need for 'make clean')
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