Guidance about binary / data files for JTREG tests

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Wed Apr 30 10:54:01 UTC 2014

On 04/29/2014 02:35 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:

> The other thing that came up previously is distributions that have a
> policy of not allowing binary files. If I'm not mistake then they are
> deleted by downstream patches, which in this case would lead to a test
> failure.

Debian and Fedora are concerned with binary files which have closed 
source files.  These are stripped when noticed.  There is no 
indiscriminate deletion of binary files during the packaging process.

The Debian packaging tools had a problem with shipping binary data in 
local changes, but that's history now.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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