[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#857805: shadow: please run the testsuite

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Wed Mar 15 10:40:57 UTC 2017

Package: shadow
Version: 1:4.4-4
Severity: wishlist


I notice that we aren't currently running shadow's testsuite as
part of the package build. This seems a little risky given it's
such a security-sensitive (!) package.

I did notice the following warning in tests/README:

    This testsuite is NOT SECURE: it will temporarily change your
    passwords file with known passwords.

    You should run it on a chroot, or on a secured dedicated system.

... so it's fair enough that we are not running it as part of the
Debian package build. However, this seems like a perfect use-case
for ci.debian.net / autopkgtest.


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