Schedule: Automated Testing of Debian Package

Lucas Nussbaum
Day Saturday
Room AW1.125
Start time 16:15
End time 17:00
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Debian
Language English
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Automated Testing of Debian Package

Automated Testing of Debian Packages: Past, Present and Future

Quality Assurance plays a very important role in Debian, ensuring that all packages meet a certain quality standard. Due to the high number of packages in Debian, it is necessary to perform such tasks in an automated way. This talk will describe two diffferent kinds of tests that were run before the etch release (rebuild of all packages, and installation testing using piuparts), outlining current problems and possible future improvements. It will also discuss what could be done during the lenny release cycle.