I'm currently working on a problem where an autopkgtest works fine in local autopkgtest testrunners (QEMU based), but it fails in different ways on the real Ubuntu autopkgtest infrastructure  (networking related issues).
Some developers use Bileto  to reproduce tests in such situations. But not everybody has access to Bileto and it comes with bigger overhead, due to running all reverse-depends tests as well.
I found out about another way of running autopkgtests on the real infrastructure, using a PPA. The approach is documented in the wiki , but lots of people seemed to be surprised about it, so this is a heads up that this approach exists and works!
* Upload your package (incl. debian/tests/*) to your PPA
* Get a core-dev/MOTU to trigger the test for you, via this URL scheme:
* Check the results via this URL scheme: