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[#21119] Please allow an external solver for buildcheck and distcheck

2017-01-15 18:32
Submitted by:
Johannes Schauer (josch)
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Please allow an external solver for buildcheck and distcheck

Detailed description

currently, buildcheck and distcheck will just return any arbitrary installation set. There currently exists no tool that easily lets me compute optimized installation sets for arbitrary binary and source packages using a specific solver and optimization criterion.

apt-cudf can sort-of do this but it requires EDSP as input which has to be manually created for the specfic problem one wants to solve.

I think distcheck and buildcheck would be a good place to implement such functionality. Just as for apt-cudf, distcheck and buildcheck could gain the --solver and --criteria options and would then use the specified solver and criteria for the computed installation sets.

What do you think?
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Date: 2017-02-09 18:12
Sender: Johannes Schauer

Today the need came up to have this feature in deb-coinstall as well.

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