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

Lucas Kanashiro kanashiro at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 24 11:38:04 BST 2022

Hi Chris,

On 24/10/2022 06:32, Christopher Obbard wrote:
> 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
> autopkgtest)
>>> - 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
> delta
>> 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)

I think you meant "needs-root" restriction here, right?

> 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?

This is a possible solution, it should work fine.

> Would this be suitable or do you have other suggestions which would
> allow downstreams to test debos without downstream patches :-)
I believe with that we will be able to make is a sync from Debian again 
in Ubuntu. Thanks for working on it.

Lucas Kanashiro

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