DH_AUTO_TEST(1) Debhelper DH_AUTO_TEST(1)
dh_auto_test - automatically runs a package's test suites
dh_auto_test [debhelper options] [-- 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
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.
Pass "params" to the program that is run. These can be used to
suppliment or override the any standard parameters that
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <joeyhATdebian.org>
7.0.15 2008-05-19 DH_AUTO_TEST(1)