[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#996092: superficial autopkgtests not marked as superficial

John Scott jscott at posteo.net
Mon Oct 11 04:48:25 BST 2021

Source: gpgme1.0
Version: 1.16.0-1.1
Severity: important

In my opinion, this smells like a Policy violation, but I'm setting the
severity at non-RC since it's not my judgment that matters, but that of
the CI team.

Because DEP-8 tests (autopkgtests) speed up migration and have other
consequences on the release process, any tests that do not exercise a
significant amount of functionality must be marked with
Restrictions: superficial. I was wondering whether GPGME had any
autopkgtests because I was interested in writing one.

The Python test only checks that the gpg module can be imported and a
context obtained, but doesn't do anything with it. Only checking if a
module can be imported is the go-to example of a superficial test.

The checky2106 test likewise doesn't actually exercise any actual
functionality from GPGME, or even include the appropriate header.

If you'd like a significant autopkgtest, I'd be glad to write one, but
I'd like to bring to your attention that these existing tests really
ought to be marked superficial.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bookworm/sid
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'testing'), (2, 'unstable-
debug'), (2, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.14.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU threads)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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