|Thu April 21st, 2009||From 12:00 to 00:00 UTC (8am -> 8pm ET)||#fedora-qa)|
What to test?
Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:
- reviewing and clearing package dependency tree for comps, spins and specific installations
The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...
- Quality Assurance
- Release Engineering
What's needed to test
- Rawhide or Fedora 11 Beta fully updated.
- FAS Account - you can create an account in 3 minutes if you don't have one
- Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions
How to detect unwanted dependencies
Packages we are interested in don't meet following criteria
- desktop divided from server
- comps groups are respected
- libraries included in subpkg
- documentation in noarch.rpm ?
- ... (Dan)
=> best practices
OUTPUT FROM TEST DAY
- packaging guidelines for dependencies
- proposal for tool which can check the sanity of subpackages (rpmlint plugin?)
- list of suspected candidates from comps group list is reviewed (TC1)
- spins dependency trees are reviewed
- bugs reported for relevant components
- test cases defined/automated
How to test?
Update your machine
See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. Or:
Optionally, you may download a non-destructive rawhide live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD. And install to disc
- rpmreaper - manual review of pkg dependency tree
- rpm2comps - lists installed packages by comps group (Dan)
Follow one or more of these test cases:
TC1: Comps groups inter-dependencies review
- Package from lower group should not depend on package from lower group
- Pick several packages from and review the suspected dependencies, report bugs
- TO_ATTACH: list of candidates, comps groups manual/structure
TC2: Spins and specific installations
- select spin/area from list and install it in chroot, optionally: try if is installable
- report: list of packages you require, list of packages which were really installed
- TO_ATTACH: list of spins / specific areas, manual - install in chroot
- example: web server installation
TC3: Cyclic deps
- pick one from list and review
TC4: Standard installation
- review package set installed in standard install
TC5: Custom packages
- review dependencies of what you use daily on your own
Report your results
- If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below.
- The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one
- and the second should be a link to your Smolt hardware profile (see above for a link with instructions on submitting your hardware profile to Smolt).
- For each test case, primarly see instruction in testcase
|User||Smolt Profile||TC1||TC2||Custom pkg dependencies||Comments|