[CentOS-devel] t_functional tests and integrated packages

Fri Apr 4 14:21:25 UTC 2014
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

On 04/04/14 16:05, Davide Principi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to write t_functional tests covering the setup of different
> packages working together.  
> For instance, think about a complete mail server setup, consisting of
> Postfix, Amavis, ClamAV, Dovecot and more...  This is the typical
> situation I deal with, when I run configuration management software,
> like NethServer -- I hope it will be a CentOS variant :) -- acting on
> the top of CentOS.
> How to extend t_functional in that case? Should I add a "role" test,
> such as the existing "lamp"? 
> I saw "role" tests are executed on the same environment, after other
> "package" tests. What if a particular role test must be executed on a
> pristine environment?
> I'm worried about - say - OpenLDAP or MySQL: what if they are
> provisioned by different test cases in a conflicting way?
> Thanks in advance,

Hi Davide,

Just to clarify : t_functional is used to test the distro, so it doesn't
target (at this point) packages not present in the distro, but residing
in third-party repositories.
So in your example you can have tests for postfix and dovecot but not
Also, postfix and dovecot are already tested (see for example
but they can be extended if needed.

It's also true that if you want to test interactions between versious
packages, a role is needed (like r_lamp)

Fabian Arrotin
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