Bug#946375: pulseaudio: Please make autopkgtests cross-test-friendly

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Sun Dec 8 05:52:25 GMT 2019

Package: pulseaudio
Version: 13.0-1
Severity: minor
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu focal ubuntu-patch

Dear maintainers,

In Ubuntu, we are in the process of moving the i386 architecture to a
compatibility-only layer on amd64, and therefore we are also moving our
autopkgtest infrastructure to test i386 binaries in a cross-environment.

This requires changes to some tests so that they are cross-aware and can do
the right thing.

The pulseaudio tests currently fail in this environment, because they are
build tests that do not invoke the toolchain in a cross-aware manner.  I've
verified that the attached patch lets the tests successfully build (and run)
i386 tests on an amd64 host.

Note that upstream autopkgtest doesn't currently set DEB_HOST_ARCH so this
is a complete no-op in Debian for the moment.  Support for cross-testing in
autopkgtest is currently awaiting review at
https://salsa.debian.org/ci-team/autopkgtest/merge_requests/69 and once
landed, will still have no effect unless autopkgtest is invoked with a '-a'
option.  So this change should be safe to land in your package despite this
not being upstream in autopkgtest.

Thanks for considering,
Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                   https://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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diff -Nru pulseaudio-13.0/debian/tests/build pulseaudio-13.0/debian/tests/build
--- pulseaudio-13.0/debian/tests/build	2019-09-17 23:38:48.000000000 -0700
+++ pulseaudio-13.0/debian/tests/build	2019-12-07 21:38:59.000000000 -0800
@@ -10,6 +10,13 @@
 WORKDIR=$(mktemp -d)
+if [ -n "${DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE:-}" ]; then
 cat <<EOF > buildtest.c
 #include <pulse/pulseaudio.h>
 #include <assert.h>
@@ -23,7 +30,7 @@
-gcc -o buildtest buildtest.c $(pkg-config --cflags --libs libpulse)
+${CROSS_COMPILE}gcc -o buildtest buildtest.c $(${CROSS_COMPILE}pkg-config --cflags --libs libpulse)
 echo "build: OK"
 [ -x buildtest ]

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