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task #4265: Extensive testing with lots of source packages

Submitter:  Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Submitted:  Wed 15 Jun 2005 04:22:14 AM UTC
Should Start On:  Wed 15 Jun 2005 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  -
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  In Progress
Assigned to:  sick_soul Open/Closed:  Open
Additional notes: 

Fri 07 Sep 2007 11:32:27 AM UTC, comment #5: 

starting external packages test,
saving the collected data in a mysql database.

Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Group administrator
Sun 09 Apr 2006 01:52:31 AM UTC, comment #4: 

This task is draining most of my current "development" time,
but it's very useful, because it's generating a lot of improvements
in both sourceinstall code and GNU packages build systems.

Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Group administrator
Fri 03 Feb 2006 05:34:22 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Testing is mostly complete.
Many minor bugs have been discovered and fixed in CVS,
and bugs in the GNU packages have been found too.

Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Group administrator
Tue 31 Jan 2006 01:50:40 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Started building all known GNU packages on ftp gnu org with latest CVS sourceinstall2.

Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Group administrator
Fri 08 Jul 2005 04:40:46 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is an extremely important task, that should result in a list of unsupported packages, with details on the problems encountered.

Packages should be processed with the latest CVS or with sourceinstall-0.4 as soon as it comes out.

This way two things can be achieved:

- for packages which do not work for a bug in sourceinstall, sourceinstall can be fixed.

- for packages which are not properly build, the developers will be contacted to ask for a better source package, possibly helping them where needed.

If someone wants to pick up the task, this is some important and concrete way to help the project: notify bug-sourceinstall if you want to take the job.


Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Group administrator
Wed 15 Jun 2005 04:22:14 AM UTC, original submission:  

There is a need for lots of testing, to point out problems with existing packages.

This task involves going through configuration, installation, and successive removal of source packages, marking problems encountered on route.

Claudio Fontana <sick_soul>
Group administrator


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