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Basic Maintenance for VDT Test Machines

Adding a New Machine

Once the system administrators have racked a new machine and installed the operating system of choice on it, we take care of the rest. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Install WHAT on the machine
  2. Install DBD::Pg version 1.49 on the machine. The latest CPAN version does not build correctly on our test machines.
  3. Install host and HTTP certificates on the machine — email Alain the hostnames and he does the rest
  4. Edit SVN:tests/trunk/ to add the platform to the list of reported platforms:
    --arch "OS,ARCH=VERSIONS" \

    where OS is the short name for the operating system, ARCH is the machine architecture, and VERSIONS is a comma-separated list of VDT versions to test. Just look at the other lines in the file for examples. Insert the new entry in a sensible location.

  5. Edit SVN:tests/trunk/root/vdt-install-test/bin/vdt-run-install-tests to add the platform to %archs:
    'HOSTNAME' => ['OS', 'ARCH'],

    where HOSTNAME is the machine’s hostname and OS and ARCH are as above.

  6. Examine SVN:tests/trunk/test-scripts/tests-to-run and make changes, if necessary
  7. Commit and install changes to SVN:tests/trunk
    svn ci
    svn update; make install
  8. Update internal web pages: