In case any of the source files changed, openSUSE Build Service rebuilds the dependent packages regardless of whether that particular modification affects the dependency. This makes our resources footprint bigger (and the electrical power bills higher). It also affects users, because every new package build causes the package manager to include that package in the next update thus consuming network bandwidth and resources of users' computers.
Add test directives to the spec file which would instruct rpmbuild to run regression and unit tests for the package. rpmbuild should probably also get an option to run these tests. The interface could be exposed in the build service with the possibility to consider a package not passing its tests as failed to build.
about 7 years
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