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Jan Hutař

Red Hat Czech - QA engineer

Inasnum - Fedora package sanity checker

* prepare phase - failure terminates test
  * server prepares a job
    * gets new packages list for an pending advisory (e.g. FEDORA-2008-6415 - drupal-6.3-1.fc9) using Bodhi and Koji
    * creates repo_advisory with packages from the advisory (from Koji)
    * creates new_advisory.list file with `N E V R A` of the packages from the advisory
    * creates new_src_advisory.list file with `N E V R A` of the source package(s) from the advisory
  * updates repo_update - just mirror of oficial Fedora Updates repo
  * server creates a LVM snapshot where the clinet will be stared
  * client boots up and updates itself from the repo_update repo
* test phase
  * client queries a job from server, do the test with packages from the repo_advisory repo
      * all new packages installable/updatable?
      * no rpm verification issues or only whitelisted ones?
      * are these packages rebuidable?
      * no file-conflicts?
      * ...
    * report results to the server
* clean up phase
  * server destroys test system, delete its snapshot partition


rpmfluff is a lightweight way of building RPMs, and sabotaging them so they are broken in controlled ways.

It is intended for use when testing RPM-testers e.g. rpmlint and writing test cases for RPM tools e.g. yum