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Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly




On Mon, 2017-02-20 at 11:45 +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
>  ❦ 20 février 2017 10:05 GMT, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> :
> 
> > None of the FTBFS problems I've seen in this thread have been because the
> > tests *required* multiple cores, by the way; more so that they were racy
> > or buggy in some other fashion. If uniprocessor buildds are finding these
> > bugs then that's a virtue, IMHO.
> 
> Time is a limited resource and we need to set our priorities. Having
> test suites that work 100% of the time with constrained resources is not
> a goal I find worthy of the time I can spend on Debian. Unfortunately,
> those bugs are popping up as RC and I have the choice between
> downgrading them and appear as a bad player or fix them.

I share the same feelings towards a similar intermittent FTBFS with
src:python-qtpy (#8544936). I admit I have no clue what is going on,
neither does upstream, nor does the reporter (Santiago).

Ghis