[Pkg-owncloud-maintainers] Bug#735535: Bug#735535: autopkgtest fails

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Thu Feb 13 05:40:03 UTC 2014

Hallo Sandro,

Sandro Knauß [2014-02-12 18:23 +0100]:
> > At this point I'm lost. "make test" (the usual name if you add
> > automatic tests to cmake) doesn't exist either, nor does "make check".
> You are right that is a typo, the target is named test. But these are only the
> automatic tests of cmake.

Ah. So these would indeed run against the build tree then.

> > Running them against the built source tree is against autopkgtest's 
> > intention -- you wouldn't actually verify that the installed package works.
> Do I understood you right, that I should remove the autopkgtest, 'cause there 
> are no tests for the installed  package?

Ideally you'd replace it with at least a quick smoke test that the
package works. That's probably not too easy to do for a graphical
program like owncloud, though; if it has anything you can do at the
command line, the test could of course install owncloud, put a file in
it, and try to download it with owncloud-client or so.

If that's too impractical, then removing the autopkgtest sounds okay,


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