Future of reprotest and alternatives (sbuild wrapper)?

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Tue Feb 28 12:15:45 UTC 2023

On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 06:11:16PM -0800, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> It also contains forks of some autopkgtest code, last updated in 2017,
> if I am reading the git logs correctly. It is apparently no longer
> working with current versions of qemu with the qemu backends:
>   https://bugs.debian.org/1001250
> I think it was forked largely to remove Debian-isms in the autopkgtest
> code, which looks to be only packaged on Debian derivatives:
>   https://repology.org/project/autopkgtest/versions

IMHO, basically that's the main problem reprotest has.

I know I talked with some autopkgtest maintainers in the past, and they
told me that they would really like to also get rid of this code they

What we are interested in is the "backend" part of autopkgtest, the one
that has all of that abstraction layer to run whatever comman in
different environments (qemu, lxc, null, chroot, etc).  They would also
like to get rid of this, delegating maintenance of those things.

Therefore, I believe the optimal solution would be for somebody to take
charge of that part, and make a pretty library out of it.  Now, as for
how this could happen, ...

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