Diffstat (limited to 'dh_auto_test')
1 files changed, 27 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/dh_auto_test b/dh_auto_test
index e68bf09..062563f 100755
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
-dh_auto_test - automatically runs a package's test suites
+dh_auto_test - run package test suites after building
@@ -11,20 +11,26 @@ use Debian::Debhelper::Dh_Buildsystems;
-B<dh_auto_test> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<B<--> I<params>>]
+B<dh_auto_test> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<I<dh_auto options>>] [S<B<--> I<params>>]
-dh_auto_test is a debhelper program that tries to automatically run a
-package's test suite. If there's a Makefile and it contains a "test"
-or "check" target, then this is done by running make (or MAKE, 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
+dh_auto_test is a debhelper program that is responsible for the I<test> step of
+the L<dh_auto(7)> building process. Typically, this is the point when package
+test suite is run to check if the sources were built successfully and/or
+binaries provide expected functionality. dh_auto_test will fail if test suite
+fails. However, if there's no test suite, it will exit with zero status
+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.
+If dh_auto_test does not meet your needs or does not work, it is safe to
+skip/override it entirely and just run the test suite manually.
+If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable contains "nocheck", no tests will
+#DH_AUTO SHARED OPTIONS#
@@ -37,10 +43,10 @@ or override the any standard parameters that dh_auto_test passes.
+=head1 SUPPORTED BUILD SYSTEMS
-If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable contains "nocheck", no
-tests will be performed.
+#SUPPORTED BUILD SYSTEMS INTRO#
+#SUPPORTED BUILD SYSTEMS LIST#
@@ -53,12 +59,16 @@ buildsystems_do();
=head1 SEE ALSO
-This program is a part of debhelper.
+This program is a part of debhelper and its dh_auto package source building
-Joey Hess <email@example.com>
+ Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ Modestas Vainius <email@example.com>