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Re: Dealing with ci.d.n for package regressions

On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 11:55:56AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Mattia Rizzolo writes ("Re: Dealing with ci.d.n for package regressions"):
> > On Thu, May 03, 2018 at 10:38:45PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> > > Just add it as a test dependency in one of your tests?
> >
> > Just to share a bit that doesn't seem to be of public knowledge:
> > .dsc have a Testsuite-Triggers field that is autopoulated from the
> > d/tests/control file (IIRC).  I believe you are looking exactly for
> > this field.
> Really ?  /me looks.  Cor, so there is.
> Is that documented somewhere ?  I can't find it here
>   https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dpkg-dev/dpkg-source.1.en.html
>   https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dpkg-dev/deb-src-control.5.en.html

It's in the .dsc, so you want dsc(5) :)

> Testsuite-Triggers: package-list
>        This field declares the comma-separated union of all test
>        dependencies (Depends fields in debian/tests/control file),
>        with all restrictions removed, and OR dependencies flattened,
>        except for binaries generated by this source package and
>        meta-dependencies such as @ or @builddeps@.
>        Rationale: this field is needed because otherwise to be able to
>        get the test dependencies, each source package would need to be
>        unpacked.
 -- https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dpkg-dev/dsc.5.en.html