A typo in an external autopkgtest file link

Bug #1825744 reported by Sergey Romanov on 2019-04-21
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Ubuntu Packaging Guide

Bug Description

There's a typo in the URL linking to an autopkgtest README. The simplest and most straightforward solution would be just to fix the typo (see the first attached patch).

But I'm not sure it's the correct one. It presumes the packaging guide being read on a Debian/Ubuntu box with autopkgtest installed. For an EPUB or PDF file being read on a handheld device (smartphone/tablet/e-book reader) this presumption is most probably wrong. E.g. running the generated EPUB file through EPUBCheck gives me this message:

Found an external file link (file://) in file: '<p>The <a href="file:///usr/share/doc/au'.

Thus, I've also prepared another patch that replaces the link to the locally installed documentation with link to the source of autopkgtest on https://salsa.debian.org

Use either one as you see fit (but not both, obviously).

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Sergey Romanov (sml-uni) wrote :
Sergey Romanov (sml-uni) wrote :

This patch replaces the external file link to locally installed documentation with a link to autopkgtest source on https://salsa.debian.org

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

I have applied the second patch. Thanks!

Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
status: New → Fix Committed
Sergey Romanov (sml-uni) wrote :

Not sure if it warrants another bug report, so here's yet another patch that basically cleans up after the previous one plus rectifies some other broken links on the same page about autopkgtest.

1. The online version of running_test is the only one referenced on the page now, thus the part in the parentheses got superfluous.

2. The reference name running_tests_local is misleading now after the previous patch made it non-local, so I've got ridden of the _local part in the name.

3. For DEP8, the link to the raw blob replaced with the link to the rendered document.

4. For projects that migrated to Git, the dead links to https://bazaar.launchpad.net replaced with the current ones on https://git.launchpad.net

Maddin (rosiamstock) on 2019-06-14
Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

Last time I somehow missed your second patch. Applied now.

Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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