[Fedora QA] #16: Create Installer repo test(s)

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Wed Jan 27 21:40:35 UTC 2010

#16: Create Installer repo test(s)
  Reporter:  jlaska       |       Owner:  rhe      
      Type:  task         |      Status:  new      
  Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:  Fedora 13
 Component:  Test Review  |     Version:           
Resolution:               |    Keywords:           
Comment (by jlaska):

 Replying to [comment:13 rhe]:
 > Replying to [comment:10 jlaska]:
 > >  * modifying the tests so that they also verify whether the expected
 packages or package groups provided by the custom yum repos appear on the
 subsequent package detail screen.
 > >  * also, updating the tests to confirm that you can select a package
 provided by the added yum repo and ensure it's selected and installed as
 > I've modified the test cases for covering these 2 points.

 Nice work, that helps make the tests more explicit.

 > >  * I think each test might also add the following instructions to
 confirm all create/modify/delete operations work on the added repos.
 > >    1. Add a new yum repo using the recommended method (CD/DVD, http,
 nfs etc...)
 > >    1. Remove the created repo
 > >    1. Add it again ... then modify the repo (changing the name)
 > >    1. Enable and disable the created repository
 > I can see that you want to make the test cases cover more conditions.
 But here I agree with Liam that if we do so, the test cases may have too
 much possible conditions and look very wired. I think we design general
 cases to serve our need and that's ok.

 Yeah, you two make a good point.  Always a balance trying to figure out
 how much to stuff into a single test.  Besides, the list of steps above
 are really corner case type issues.

 > So I improved especially mirrorlist repo case and now we have covered
 the following items:
 > 1. Check the existing repos listed in the screen.
 > 2. Provide new repo address by Add/modify buttion to have additional
 > 3. The method includes HTTP/FTP, CD/DVD, NFS.
 > 4. Verify them in next screen and after reboot.
 > >
 > > To accomplish the first 2 points, we may need to create several sample
 yum repos (hosted on one of our fedorapeople.org pages) that provides the
 needed conditions to satisfy the tests.  The command {{{createrepo -g
 comps.xml /path/to/packages}}} can be used to create a yum repo with
 package groups.  The comps.xml file used with FEdora is included in the
 repodata directory (see
 > I've made some experiments on my pc by setting up a local apache to test
 it. It works but I don't know how to host them on fedorapeople.org pages
 for everyone to use. Is it very tough? :)

 Yeah, you should have access to create a fedorapeople.org page.  Take a
 look at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/fedorapeople.org for
 access information.

 If you're able to create a small sample repo, with some dummy packages
 that can be used for producing consistent test results ... it might not be
 a bad thing to try.  Possibly overkill, and I don't know if this might be
 helpful for your repo needs, but checkout
 https://fedorahosted.org/rpmfluff/ for a quick way to build packages that
 meet specific criteria (name, version, release).

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