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Re: [alpine-devel] Proposal: testsuite support in APKBUILDs

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:22:37 +0100

On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:38:00 -0600
William Pitcock <> wrote:

> Hello,
> A concern I hear occasionally from people when discussing Alpine as a
> distribution they could use for their projects is that Alpine does not
> typically run testsuites in APKBUILDs. This is largely because abuild
> does not have awareness of testsuites.
> As such, I propose we add a testsuite() phase to the build process,
> that runs after build(), but prior to package(). APKBUILDs should
> override the testsuite phase, but the default_testsuite() function
> will be a noop for the Alpine 3.6 release cycle that raises a warning
> that the APKBUILD does not define any mechanism for running a
> testsuite. If "!testsuite" is defined in $features, the warning is
> ignored.
> For cross-builds, the testsuite would be skipped unless the package is noarch.
> After Alpine 3.6 (or maybe 3.7), we change the warning to a fatal
> error, requiring APKBUILDs to explicitly opt out of running a
> testsuite through $features.
> Thoughts?

Sounds good to me.


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