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From William McKee <>
Subject Re: Perl test framework, TestConfig, and debugging A::T
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2004 18:03:00 GMT
On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 04:24:41PM -0800, Stas Bekman wrote:
> I don't have apache 1.3 with ssl so I can't test it. And it doesn't quite 
> work with apache/mp 2.0 because you have hardcoded mp1 API. Please see the 
> porting doc:

Oops. Nice info in the links.

> Also you may want to adopt the convention we use for other test suites, 
> where the response part of the test resides under t/response. So you 
> usually don't test the module as is, but you create a response handler that 
> tests it. But it doesn't have to be that way of course.

OK. FYI, I didn't see anything about this in the docs. I looked at the
t/ dir in Apache::Test and only see request.t and ping.t. The was basically empty. Which other test suites did you have
in mind?

> Now to your issues:
> >  - APACHE_TEST_LIVE_DEV=1 environment
> > I have written a test in 02_livedev.t which tests this setting and
> > checks that the first directory in @INC does not contain 'blib'. This
> > probably isn't a safe test for distribution due to the possibility of
> > blib being in someone's path. However, I think it is sufficient for
> > debugging purposes. This test fails on my system.
> this is because you are testing in the "wrong" place. APACHE_TEST_LIVE_DEV 
> affects the server, not the client. It adds 'lib' in which 
> affects the server. You need to write a response part of the test like we 
> do in all other test suites and test it there.

So in my case the TEST script that runs my tests is acting as the
client? I'm not seeing how creating a response handler is going to make
this work. Is the response handler setup in the or with a

> Yes, I saw that. I think it's a bad idea, since it'll reconfigure the 
> server every time you run the tests. Usually developers write scripts to 
> test things, so they can explicitly add -port select if they want to. At 
> least that's what I do with my tests.

OK, just thought I'd see if there were a way to automate things a bit.
What do you mean by the server is reconfigured every time? If I'm
starting the server on each test, it seems like that would happen
whether I specified -port select or not.


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