[CentOS-devel] thanks for the offers to help test the installer

Karanbir Singh

mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Jan 6 23:36:53 UTC 2011

hi guys and girls,

thanks for the many many offers to test the installer and installable 
tree's on the machines you already have and in roles that you would 
expect to use the distro in.

However, rather than manual installs - we all gain by being able to 
automate these runs using kickstarts; so consider writing kickstarts for 
your tests. There are some examples here : 
https://nazar.karan.org/cgit/bluecain/tree/ ; clone the git repo with 
"git clone git://nazar.karan.org/testing/bluecain"

Here is what needs doing :
- Write a kickstart file that would either install an existing system[1]
- Write a bash shell script that can be run on the machine, which would 
do some tests and exit with '0' if all goes well.
- Please name the kickstart file in a way that it ends in .cfg
- Please name the test script exactly the same as the kickstart file but 
ending in .sh

Here is what happens:
- When the distro tree is in place the kickstart would be used to run 
through an install.
- Once the install is done, the machine or vm will reboot
- post reboot, an ssh connection is made to the installed machine or vm, 
with the test script being ssh'd over.
- test script is run, and hopefully exits with 0

Feel free to contribute against centos4 or 5 or 6 (or common ones ) for 
bare metal installs and Xen installs - we dont have kvm capability in 
there as yet ( but we should in the next few weeks ).

And don't forget to add your name to the Authors file. git submit via 
git-email to this list would work.


- KB

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