[pacman-dev] makepkg test suite

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 19 08:23:05 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 1:04 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am starting to write a test suite for makepkg.  Hopefully this will make
>> it more difficult to break things in the future...
>> I have written a brief outline of how I have started implementing this here:
>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Makepkg_Test_Suite
>> I realize that most issues with the implementation will be discovered as it
>> goes on but any comments at this stage would be useful.
> Any forward progress on this? Don't want to rush you, but haven't
> heard anything lately on this front.
> On a side note, I wonder if this is one of those "I'm new to pacman
> development how can I help" type projects- obviously it is a big task,
> but having a few people hacking and getting this working would be
> sweet.

I have written the .PKGINFO parser (posted on this list a while ago) and 
made a rough start on the PKGBUILD parser.  And I have one test case 
(absolutely minimum PKGBUILD).

I'm still not sure what the test suite should look like in terms of the 
way to convey information about the test (see the example I gave on the 
wiki page).  And since I have received a total of zero comments on that, 
everything has stalled in favour of me fixing other things.


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