[RFC] LFS profile testing

James Robertson jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jun 20 13:11:55 PDT 2004


Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> The profile maintenance team needs to come up with some method and/or 
> procedure for testing profile changes before we release them. Tonight I 
> found two problems in the LFS-5.1.1-2 profile (already corrected and 
> released as LFS-5.1.1-3):
> 
> - the config_tarball package.ent file was using the wrong name for the 
> expect patch
> 
> - the config_tarball package.ent file did not have entities for nALFS 
> and libxml2 (this one is my fault, I was the one who added them to 
> config_seperate)
> 
> I'd like to see some procedure set up for one (or more) of the profile 
> team to actually run through a complete build, both "seperate" and 
> "tarball" mode, before we say that a new LFS profile is ready for 
> release. I don't think this is needed for patch-level updates (-2, -3, 
> etc.) as long as we are diligent in locally testing our changes, but 
> certainly when we are close to converting the HEAD profile into a 
> released version we should get successful build confirmations from as 
> many team members as possible before releasing the profile.
> 
> Thoughts?

That sounds good to me, but I am not on the profile team.  I would be 
happy to put a stock profile through its paces at any time.  I still 
have my heavily customized ones that I use day-to-day in my datacenter.

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James





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