Patchwork [7,of,9,debian-packaging] hghave: add a check for docker support

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Submitter Augie Fackler
Date Aug. 26, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/10290/
State Superseded
Commit dcc12365fa38cd0fceb1b35a8cfbada79f530def
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Augie Fackler - Aug. 26, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
# HG changeset patch
# User Augie Fackler <>
# Date 1440475601 14400
#      Tue Aug 25 00:06:41 2015 -0400
# Node ID 65d972362afc1edba83ce4e785f7d54ba83a36f3
# Parent  e3d781ff1bcbcb2f4ad452bc0563d62673545f4c
hghave: add a check for docker support

This currently refuses to operate if on a non-Linux host. I suspect
that Docker running on FreeBSD 11 or on an Illumos derivative would
work fine, but I don't have ready access to such a system.

On OS X using boot2docker (I used a hacky xhyve-based one for
testing), it won't work because $TESTTEMP doesn't end up inside the
set of directories that get forwarded to the boot2docker VM, so you
can't actually drop debs in the $TESTTEMP at all. It would be possible
(probably even trivial) to hack around this by using a randomly-named
temporary directory inside the working directory, but that seems
unlikely to be useful enough to justify the ugliness.


diff --git a/tests/ b/tests/
--- a/tests/
+++ b/tests/
@@ -414,6 +414,23 @@  def has_aix():
 def has_osx():
     return sys.platform == 'darwin'
+@check("docker", "docker support")
+def has_docker():
+    pat = r'A self-sufficient runtime for linux containers\.'
+    if matchoutput('docker --help', pat):
+        if 'linux' not in sys.platform:
+            # TODO: in theory we should be able to test docker-based
+            # package creation on non-linux using boot2docker, but in
+            # practice that requires extra coordination to make sure
+            # $TESTTEMP is going to be visible at the same path to the
+            # boot2docker VM. If we figure out how to verify that, we
+            # can use the following instead of just saying False:
+            # return 'DOCKER_HOST' in os.environ
+            return False
+        return True
+    return False
 @check("dpkg", "debian packaging")
 def has_dpkg():
     return matchoutput('dpkg --version',