Another bug that would have been caught if packages went through a boot/acceptance test

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Sep 29 15:40:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 09:55 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> If you've been following updates to F14 alpha/beta, you'll undoubtedly
> have been hit by:
> which makes everything segfault and is unrecoverable without a live CD
> and a lot of manual intervention.
> A simple "does it boot" test in fact wouldn't have caught this, but a
> "does it boot, then run prelink" (completely automatic as part of the
> Koji build or AutoQA acceptance) would have.

I'm not sure you need to beat the point over the head. I think
everyone's aware of the value of automated QA, it's simple a question of
time and resources now. The AutoQA team is very busy working on the
dependency check tests, which have been identified as the #1 AutoQA
priority. Of course, AutoQA is a framework into which you can plug any
test, and the AutoQA team actively welcomes people who want to write new
AutoQA tests and will do their best to help anyone who wants to write
one, so I think the most productive course of action here would be for
you to actually write such a test and contribute it.

AFAICT you're not active on the autoqa-devel mailing list: . Why not sign up
for it, post your suggestion there, and ask for pointers as to how you
could implement a 'does it run?' autoqa test?
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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