Saturday, 8 March 2014

Re: Launchpad buildds and capabilities

On 8 March 2014 15:09, Dmitry Shachnev <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am maintaining python-secretstorage package, and I would like to run
> gnome-keyring-daemon as part of the build process, to run the testsuite.
> However, I noticed that gnome-keyring-daemon fails to start in Launchpad
> buildd environment:
> gnome-keyring-daemon: error getting process capabilities, aborting
> This error message means that capng_have_capabilities() returns CAPNG_FAIL,
> which it turn likely means that the kernel has capabilities support disabled
> or broken.
> Is there any known workaround for that? Or, maybe, this can be fixed on
> Launchpad side?
> Note: I tried with PPA builders (elnath, marid and peryton to be specific),
> but I assume the archive builders behavior will be the same.

You should convert the test to be an auto-package-test / dep8 test instead.
This way it will not only run during build-time, but whenever any
dependencies are updated.
With dep8, it should be testing the system / as installed debs,binaries.



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