[CentOS-devel] Test scripts - some starter questions.

Sun May 1 00:06:00 UTC 2011
Mister IT Guru <misteritguru at gmx.com>

On Sun, 2011-05-01 at 08:41 +1000, Steve Barnes wrote:
> Hi list
> A few questions regarding the scope of test scripts that have been requested:
> - is there a git repository or similar source that contains all of the currently available test scripts? It would be helpful to know that, given my copious spare time, I'm not re-inventing any
> wheels or contributing the 57th LAMP install script.
> - relating to package installation test scripts, would there be any appreciable benefit to simply throwing everything + kitchen sink at the wall and see what _doesn't_ stick? (i.e., yum install
> every single available package one after the other and record any failures?) This seems like a more...comprehensive method of uncovering package installation issues than me simply picking "my top 10
> favourite/most well known" yum packages.
> - is the scope for test scripts "anything you can think of that performs some kind of configuration change with a measurable return value" - e.g, tests that cover (for example) networking
> configuration, partition/filesystem creation, package installation, firewall configuration, user/group account creation/deletion/editing, SSH key generation etc etc etc?
> - at present, each test script needs to be self-contained. To reduce the amount of code duplication/maintenance is there any intention (or objection) to developing a library of helper functions?
> Thank you!
> Steve


I look forward to some comprehensive discussion with regards to this! I
do like the kitchen sink idea - But not all packages can co exist, with
default setups, like MTA's and such - Just my 2pence

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