2011-08-03 18:19:19 +00:00
codesamples renamed to better reflect intentions 2011-07-19 17:16:21 +00:00
inc Added option -h to general helptext of releng 2011-08-03 18:19:19 +00:00
auto_cxx activate specific options help along with short overview 2011-07-20 12:23:40 +00:00
auto_isocontent Checking -assert_volid in auto_isocontent 2011-08-01 19:23:42 +00:00
auto_printsize Reduced runtime of auto_printsize and balanced xorriso versus genisoimage 2011-07-27 12:04:07 +00:00
CHECKLIST a better description 2011-08-01 14:50:14 +00:00
manual_devices Switched releng/manual_devices from -devices to -device_links 2011-07-27 21:43:24 +00:00
manual_isojigdo give hints only if the result is left in place 2011-07-24 14:56:36 +00:00
README Added more text pieces to releng/README, updated template for new tests 2011-08-03 17:35:48 +00:00
README.old Began to sketch an releng/README file 2011-07-23 19:29:46 +00:00
run_all_auto don't inspect the log for NOTE|DEBUG|ALL 2011-07-24 14:49:43 +00:00
template_new Added more text pieces to releng/README, updated template for new tests 2011-08-03 17:35:48 +00:00
TODO new item, test for wrong cd sizes 2011-08-03 14:06:28 +00:00

libisoburn/releng. By George Danchev <>
                  and Thomas Schmitt <>

Test suite for xorriso and libburnia libraries.
Copyright (C) 2011 George Danchev, Thomas Schmitt
Provided under GPL version 2 or later.

The impatient tester will build libisoburn and then do
  cd ./releng
  ./run_all_auto -x ../xorriso/xorriso

More patient testers will first read the following description.

                            The test suite

+++ introduce the test suite,

Directory ./releng of libisoburn contains a collection of test scripts and
auxiliary data. They exercise some typical use cases of building libisoburn
applications and running the ISO 9660 filesystem manipulation and CD/DVD/BD
burn program xorriso. 

+++ inform about resource needs,

It is assumed that libburn and libisofs are installed, so that libisoburn
can be configured and built. It is not mandatory that libisoburn is already
installed. The tests may use an installed xorriso program as well as a
freshly built one.

+++ auto and manual tests

There are two groups of test scripts:

  auto_*    gets started and watched by script run_all_auto.
            These tests have a moderate resource consumption and do
            not cause mechanical movements of drive trays.

  manual_*  get started by the user if desired.
            Manual tests may create larger sets of temporary files,
            may download test data from the internet, may need
            system privileges beyond the reach of a sandbox user,
            and operate the mechanics of a CD drive.

+++ tell how to run the tests,

                       Running automated tests

The test scripts expect to get run while the working directory is
of a libisoburn source tree. E.g.: libisoburn-1.1.4/releng
They create all their temporary files underneath
Some of these files are persistent between tests.
Nevertheless it is safe to empty ./releng/releng_generated_data after
tests are done. The directory itself must be kept.

To run the unobtrusive automatic tests, build libisoburn and xorriso,
go to directory ./releng, and execute

  ./run_all_auto -x ../xorriso/xorriso

or if you want to use an installed xorriso program:

  ./run_all_auto -x $(type -p xorriso)

+++ General options -x , -k, -f, -c, -h, --

There are several options which work with run_all_auto and any single test.
  -x  absolute or relative path to xorriso binary to be run.
  -k  keep self-generated data.
  -c  cleanup temporary data kept from previous run and exit.
  -f  simulate failure.
  --  end of general options, begin of test specific options.
After option "--", there may be given options which are specific to
particular manually executable test scripts. 

                        Manually executable tests
>>> list of manual tests

Currently there are the following tests which should have the attention of
the user or require sysadmin considerations before they are run:

./manual_isojigdo -x ../xorriso/xorriso
  Exercises the production of a bootable Debian GNU/Linux image and its Jigdo
  files. This test downloads a Debian daily image for i386 of about 70 MB,
  extracts its content and composes a new image.
  Thus it needs about 250 MB of disk space in releng/releng_generated_data .
  This test will only work with GNU xorriso or if libjte was installed already
  when libisofs was built. libjte is part of package jigit, version >= 1.18,
  available at:

./manual_devices -x ../xorriso/xorriso [-- [--dev device_file_to_use]]
  Exercises listing of all accessible optical drives and the examination of
  a one of these drives. The user needs the permission to operate the CD
  drives. This might involve the need for superuser authority.
  The media tray of the examined drive will get loaded if it is not already.
  If no option --dev is given, then the user gets asked which of the listed
  drives to examine more closely.

>>> ./manual_burn -x ../xorriso/xorriso [-- [--dev device_file_to_use]
>>>                                         [--what]]
>>> burns the content of the directory given with --what onto re-usable
>>> media: CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, BD-RE.
>>> Other media types get refused.
>>> Data, which are possibly present on the media, get overwritten.

>>> ./run_all_manual

>>> + Any auto_* script can be run on its own, regardless.
>>> List auto tests

>>> + All scripts support -h

>>> give hints what to do with FAIL results.


                          Creating a new test script

+++ + Start a new test script over the top of template_new_releng
+++ + Each completed script starts with auto_ or manual_ prefix

If you want to provide an own test, manual or auto, then first invent a name
for it
Then copy file releng/template_new to $test_name .
Edit $test_name and process any line that begins by "# === TEMPLATE:".
Do what the line prescribes and then remove it from the script. You are
not done as long as such a line remains.

+++ + Each script' self-generated data are to be stored in
+++   ./releng_generated_data/scriptname/ directory

Your test must not start if no file ./inc/ exists,
i.e. if the current working direcoty is not ./releng.
If your test creates own files on disk, then it must do this underneath
directory ./releng_generated_data/$test_name (resp. $GEN_DATA_DIR, see below).

+++ + Throw FAIL string to stdout if any failure is detected
+++ + Return exit code 0 on success, non-zero on failure
+++ + Use different exit codes for any failure (range 0-31)

In case of failure, issue a line to stdout that begins by the word "FAIL",
and make sure that the test script finally returns a non-zero exit value.
This value should be between 1 and 28. Each type of failure should have its
own exit value.
Predefined are:
  31 = Unknown option or unusable argument with known option
  30 = Unexpected state of own directory for self generated files
  29 = Not in ./releng directory or missing essential parts of ./releng

                 General options, variables, and functions

+++ inc/ variables, functions, initializations

The code piece inc/ should get executed inline at the
start of a test script.
It initializes the following variables and sets some of them according
to the general options of the test suite:
  SELF              basename $0
  GEN_DATA_DIR      releng_generated_data/${SELF}
  RELENG_XORRISO    Path to xorriso binary. "" or "0" means no xorriso.
                    Default "0". Adjustable by option -x.
  SIMULATE_FAILURE  0=normal operation, 1=test script shall simulate a failure.
                    Default 0. Setable to 1 by option -f.
  CLEANUP           0=do not cleanup temporary data, 1=normal operation
                    Default 1. Setable to 0 by option -k.
  SPECIFIC_HELP     0=normal operation, 1=print help text of script and exit 0
                    Default 0. Setable to 1 by option -h

The code piece inc/ defines the follwoing functions
for use by the single tests:

  print_help        Prints the help text for general options.

  check_for_xorriso [-x]
                    Will exit with value 31 if no path to a xorriso binary
                    was defined by option -x of ./run_all_auto or a single
                    Option -x of check_for_xorriso additionally tests whether
                    the given path leads to an executable program.

  cleanup           Removes the directory tree GEN_DATA_DIR after making
                    some safety checks.

  boldify           Try to set the terminal mode for future output to a more
                    noticable style of writing.
  unboldify         Reset terminal mode to normal style of writing.

                        Specific options

+++ + Keep the newly added script options in sync with other scripts

Options which are specific to the test should begin with a double dash.
They may have further arguments.
Implement them in the prepared interpreter loop which begins after line

Specific options shall only be interpreted by tests which get run manually.
If you plan to introduce a specific option, look at the description of
existing tests whether one of them would match your needs. In that case,
please re-use the name of that existing option.


* Delete debian-testing-i386-businesscard.iso with ./run_all_auto -c

* Have a script ./run_all_manual

* derive a GNU xorriso test suite from libisoburn test suite