[pkg-go] Bug#989145: Please do not use uml fakemachine backend in the DEP-8 test

Christopher Obbard chris.obbard at collabora.com
Mon Oct 24 10:32:16 BST 2022

Hi Lucas & Steve,

On Wed, 25 May 2022 17:25:29 -0300 Lucas Kanashiro
<kanashiro at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:21:01 -0700 Steve Langasek
> <steve.langasek at canonical.com> wrote:
> >
> > My current suggestion is:
> > - ask for an additional autopkgtest in Debian that runs with debos
> > --disable-fakemachine (instead of replacing the current
> > - introduce an Ubuntu delta that drops the autopkgtest which
depends on
> > fakemachine
> > - optionally, patch debos in Ubuntu to use --disable-fakemachine by
> default?
> Since we got no reply so far I patched debos to use
> --disable-fakemachine and adjusted the test dependencies and
> restrictions in Ubuntu.
> Hopefully, we'll sort this out in Debian and then we can drop the
> added.

I plan on implementing the following when releasing a new version:

1) modify the build-chroot autopkgtest to use --disable-fakemachine in
the debos call and remove the additional dependencies (e.g. just
running on the host, this will need Restrictions: needs-sudo)

2) add an additional autopkgtest, build-chroot-uml to build a chroot
using the uml backend, but with Restrictions: skip-not-installable so
to not fail if user-mode-linux is not available in downstreams?

Would this be suitable or do you have other suggestions which would
allow downstreams to test debos without downstream patches :-)



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