Like, yes, we have some! :)
el-get manual tests
Tries to cover some known issues, example that will allow building a regression test suite some day.
Typical run (in bash):
mkdir -p /tmp/test/.emacs.d/el-get/ rm -rf /tmp/test/.emacs.d/el-get/* HOME=/tmp/test /usr/bin/emacs-snapshot-gtk -Q -batch -L . -l el-get \ -l test/el-get-issue-303.el
At the moment you need to run the el-get-issue scripts with some known working el-get version to know what to expect, and you probably need to have el-get installed at +~/dev/emacs/el-get/+ for this to work as-is.
Yet it might be useful.
el-get automated tests
Simple script-based automation
In the test directory, there is a simple bash script called +run-test.sh+ that attempts to automate the manual steps detailed above. The script creates a temporary home directory and runs emacs in batch mode, first loading el-get and then the specified test file. An invocation equivalent to the above would look like this (starting from the main el-get directory):
or even just
The script takes care of cleaning up the temporary directory after the test, so you can run tests one after the other without previous tests causing problems for later ones. The bahavior of the +run-test.sh+ script can be customized with a few environment variables:
TEST_HOME, for controlling where the temporary home directory is created;
EL_GET_LIB_DIR, the directory where the el-get code resides;
EMACS, which can be used to override the copy of emacs found in your
PATH, or to provide one if there is no emacs in your
PATHor it is installed under a nonstandard name.
You can run multiple tests by simply providing multiple test files to
test/run-test.sh 200 303 310
When running multiple tests, the script will wait 5 seconds between tests, since many tests involve downloading files from the same few servers (Github, emacswiki, marmalade, etc.), and it is impolite to download a large number of files in rapid succession just for testing. There is a script called +run-all-tests.sh+ that acts as a shortcut for running all the available tests.
Sometimes you may want to run a test in an interactive emacs session
so that you can use Emacs' debugging facilities to investigate what
went wrong. To do this, use
run-test-interactive.sh instead of
If simply want to test installation, updating, and removal of one or
more recipes, you can use the
test.el in this directory, and see the el-get-devel mailing list for a
promising patch to port the effort to
ert. This has yet to happen,