Guidance about binary / data files for JTREG tests

Wang Weijun at
Wed Apr 30 14:03:54 UTC 2014


Just curious, how do you deal with a file like this

Is the byte array inside considered binary?


On Apr 30, 2014, at 18:54, Florian Weimer <fweimer at> wrote:

> 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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