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What is autotest?

Autotest is "a framework for automated testing". It gives us a way to run automated tests and collect results. For more information, see their wiki:

How is it used in Fedora?

Currently there is no public autotest instance. The QA team has been working on packaging autotest for use in the Fedora infrastructure.

We're planning to use it as the test harness for AutoQA, starting with the Proposal. In the future we may open it up to allow all Fedora contributors to write tests and have them be run automatically.

How do I write a test for autotest?

The short version:

  1. Write a test. You can write it in whatever language you're comfortable with.
  2. Create a control file. This gives autotest some metadata about the test.
  3. Create a test script. This runs your test program and reports back the results.
  4. Create a new dir in the autoqa git tree for your test.
    • The details of this process have yet to be finalized.

Writing a test


Writing a control file


Writing the test script


Checking in the new test