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dh_auto_test - automatically runs a package's test suites
[build system options
] [debhelper options
] [-- params
is a debhelper program that tries to automatically run a
package's test suite. It does so by running the appropriate command for the
build system it detects the package uses. For example, if there's a
Makefile and it contains a test
target, then this is done by
, if the environment variable is set). If the test
suite fails, the command will exit nonzero. If there's no test suite, it
will exit zero without doing anything.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages with a test suite. If it
doesn't work, you're encouraged to skip using dh_auto_test at all, and
just run the test suite manually.
See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS
" in debhelper
(7) for a list of common build
system selection and control options.
- -- params
Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that
dh_auto_test usually passes.
If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
environment variable contains nocheck
tests will be performed.
dh_auto_test does not run the test suite when a package is being cross
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com
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