The packages in
pkg/ are automatically validated on the LUCI CI bots. The validation is largely done by the
tools/package_deps package; it can be tested locally via:
There are several packages developed in
pkg/ which are published to pub. Validation of these packages is particularly important because the pub tools are not used for these packages during development; we get our dependency versions from the DEPS file. Its very easy for the dependencies specified in a package's pubspec file to get out of date wrt the packages and versions actually used.
In order to better ensure we're publishing correct packages, we validate some properties of the pubspec files on our CI system. These validations include:
For packages in pkg/ which we do not intend to be published, we put the following comment in the pubspec.yaml file:
# This package is not intended for consumption on pub.dev. DO NOT publish. publish_to: none
These pubspecs are still validated by the package validation tool. The contents are more informational as the pubspecs for these packages are not consumed by the pub tool or ecosystem.