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Re: RFC: A regression test framework for Debian packages?

Ian Zimmerman <itz@speakeasy.org> writes:

> Jérôme> One year ago, Martin Michlmayr made a speach at the Debian
> Jérôme> Conference 1 about Quality Assurance within Debian and the
> Jérôme> progress that have been made so far.  He mentioned that we
> Jérôme> lack regression tests for packages, but as far as I know, no
> Jérôme> solution has been found.
>>> kronstadt:~# dpkg --status debian-test
>>> Package: debian-test
>>> Status: install ok installed
>>> Priority: extra
>>> Section: devel
>>> Installed-Size: 34
>>> Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
>>> Version: 0.0.5
>>> Depends: perl5 | perl
>>> Description: Scripts used to run tests against an installed Debian system
>>>  This package contains tests and the framework to run them, and test provided
>>>  by other packages to test themselves.
>>>  .
>>>  The intent is that this should build into a test suite that provides a
>>>  reasonable level of confidence that a Debian system is working correctly.
> Wasn't this at least a start?  Shouldn't we build on it instead of
> starting from scratch?

Where did you see we want to start from scratch? RFC are made for people who
want to add such information.
Thanks for this, BTW.

Jérôme Marant


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