Testing GPT

Since GPT is mainly perl code, there is no real need to do regression testing on every platform which it is installed. However GPT uses a couple of Perl modules that are written in "C". It is a good idea to run the GPT test to try out these modules because there are occasions where these modules have problems. Unfortunately, these problems are not easily detected outside the test and can lead to unexpected behaviour.

To run the test change into the GPT source directory and execute ./build_gpt -test. This will both install and test modules used by GPT. Modules have to be installed so that higher level modules can also be tested. Here is some sample output:

bash$ ./build_gpt -test
build_gpt ====> installing GPT into /home/mbletzin/install/gpt
build_gpt ====> building support/Compress-Zlib-1.16
build_gpt ====> testing support/Compress-Zlib-1.16
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mbletzin/nmi/gpt/support/Compress-Zlib-1.16/zlib-1.1.4'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mbletzin/nmi/gpt/support/Compress-Zlib-1.16/zlib-1.1.4'
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl -Iblib/arch -Iblib/lib -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-linux -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1 -e 'use Test::Harness qw(&runtests $verbose); $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;' t/*.tt/examples..........ok                                                       
All tests successful.
Files=2, Tests=179,  1 wallclock secs ( 0.64 cusr +  0.09 csys =  0.73 CPU)
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mbletzin/nmi/gpt/support/Compress-Zlib-1.16/zlib-1.1.4'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `test'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mbletzin/nmi/gpt/support/Compress-Zlib-1.16/zlib-1.1.4'
build_gpt ====> building support/Archive-Tar-0.22
build_gpt ====> testing support/Archive-Tar-0.22
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl -Iblib/arch -Iblib/lib -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-linux -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1 test.pl
ok 1
ok 2
ok 3
ok 4
ok 5
ok 6
ok 7
ok 8
ok 9
ok 10
build_gpt ====> building support/PodParser-1.18
build_gpt ====> building support/Digest-MD5-2.20
build_gpt ====> testing support/Digest-MD5-2.20
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl -Iblib/arch -Iblib/lib -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-linux -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1 -e 'use Test::Harness qw(&runtests $verbose); $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;' t/*.tt/badfile...........ok                                                       
All tests successful.
Files=4, Tests=266,  1 wallclock secs ( 0.51 cusr +  0.07 csys =  0.58 CPU)
build_gpt ====> building packaging_tools

This output shows all of the tests passing as seen by the "ok" lines. Errors are seen as "not ok" and will include a lot of other output. If you see errors please rerun the test with the -verbose flag and sent the results to the gpt-help list. Please include the name of the platform.