Most package component
makefiles contain a
action that runs the regression tests for the component.
Although the components may have different test styles, all tests conform to
the rule that each failed test emits a line containing the substring
and these substrings appear in no other output.
grep -ic fail
produces the number of failed tests.
All components are tested by running
and individual components are tested by running
in the corresponding component build directory.
The tests are not perfect.
There may be false positives and/or negatives due to:
locale specific variations --
some of the tests are locale sensitive but do not compensate.
e.g., the tests may rely on a specific instantiation of the
version number and/or timestamp inconsistencies --
some software may emit version numbers or timestamps during testing, and these
may have changed since the tests were written.
The fix is to add a
(or equivalent) option to omit such output during testing.
See the links below for regression test results for the binary packages
posted on this site. The test failure output was generated by:
package results failed test