[lsb-discuss] Application Test Kit

Jeff Licquia jeff at licquia.org
Thu Aug 31 10:20:30 PDT 2006

An initial version of an application test kit is now available.  This
has been discussed on some of the conference calls and on the list;
basically, it's appchk, archk, and pkgchk in a tarball, suitable for
just un-tarring and using.  Please try it out, and report your
experiences to the list.

The tarball, for ia32, is here:


I've also started an unofficial bzr repo for the code used to generate
the tarball:


This is a quick hack designed to make testing applications easier for
people who don't want the hassle of installing packages for whatever
reason.  It hopefully will act as a starting point for discussing how to
enhance the test kit.

Some ideas:

 - Wrapper scripts, which run the appropriate tests and provide the
appropriate output for different use cases.

 - Output that is easier to understand.

 - Links (to the wiki at first; perhaps to the Developer Network in the
future) to explanations for various common issues, and what needs to be
done about them.

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