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QA tools for FOSS distributions
FOSS distributions are increasingly over pressure to deliver stable releases including the most up to date upstream software. Time-based release strategies has exacerbated this problem putting even more pressure on QA teams.
The recently concluded Mancoosi project has developed a number of tools to automatically analyse large packages collections for a range of problems, from installability checks to speculative analysis of software repositories.
In this talk I'll present four command line tools to identify and correct potential problems as soon as possible during the release cycle.
In particular : * Debcheck: This tools helps to identify all broken packages within a repository and provides a detailed explanation of the problem. This can be used to prevent shipping releases that contain packages that cannot be installed because of missing or malformed dependencies. * Buildcheck: Given a Sources file and a set of binary repositories, this tool identifies those source packages that cannot be compiled because their build dependencies cannot be satisfied. * Outdated: This tool identifies those broken packages that need special attention because of outdated meta-data. * Challenged: This tool performs a speculative analysis of the repository to identify those packages that, if upgraded to a specific version, would break a large number of other packages in the repository. This tool would be particularly useful during the upgrade of a specific component to evaluate its impact on the software archive.
Most of our tools support both rpm (version 4 and 5) and deb based distributions.
Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (H.1301):
|17:30-18:15||Btrfs and Snapper - Overview and Future||CrossDistribution|
|18:15-19:00||I wrote Distromatch, shall we use it?||CrossDistribution|