[arch-dev-public] Finally: unit testing for our dbscritps

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Aug 7 19:44:22 EDT 2010

On 08/08/10 04:20, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Hi all,
> hacking on dbscritps was always a pain because manual tests were too
> much work...so we mostly "tested" on the live system. To make our live
> easier I have started to add a test suite based on shunit2 (see
> http://code.google.com/p/shunit2/; if we want to use this in other
> scripts I could put that into extra).
> I have added some helper scripts which create some sample packages, svn
> repo, staging dir etc. within a temp dir. Tests are more or less easy
> now; see http://projects.archlinux.org/dbscripts.git/tree/test/runTest
> for some examples. (this is also the script you have to run to check
> dbscripts)
> I'll add some more tests and hopefully new features to our dbscripts
> can be added more easily without the fear of major breakage.

This is really helpful work Pierre.  I have had a quick read though of 
that patches and it looks good.

It would be great to get the package pool stuff pushed before the "great 
python transition of 2010".


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