Re: RFC: A regression test framework for Debian packages?
Ian Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.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 <email@example.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.