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Introduction ------------ Welcome to DejaGnu! DejaGnu is a framework for testing other programs. Its purpose is to provide a single front-end for all tests. Beyond this, DejaGnu offers several advantages for testing: * The flexibility and consistency of the DejaGnu framework make it easy to write tests for any program. * DejaGnu provides a layer of abstraction which makes all tests portable to any host or target where a program must be tested. For instance, a test for GDB can run (from any UNIX based host) on any target architecture supported by DejaGnu. DejaGnu has run tests on several single board computers, whose operating software ranges from a boot monitor to a fully-fledged, UNIX-like realtime OS. * DejaGnu is written in Expect, which in turn uses Tcl (Tool command language). The framework comprises two parts: the testing framework and the testsuites themselves. Tests are usually written in Tcl and distributed with the programs, not with DejaGnu. Installation ------------ For detailed instructions on installing DejaGnu, see the INSTALL file. Reporting bugs -------------- If you think you have found a bug in DejaGnu, then please send a bug report. Guidelines for reporting bugs can be found at: http://www.gnu.org/software/dejagnu/#bug Documentation ------------- The DejaGnu documentation is written in Docbook/XML. The Makefile does not render the documentation into other formats by default, as this requires a range of Docbook packages to be installed. The intention is that this will be done by the maintainers when a release is made. HTML, RTF, PostScript and PDF versions of the current user manual are kept on the web at: http://www.gnu.org/software/dejagnu/#documentation Info documentation is installed on a system as part of the installation process. You can read this by typing "info dejagnu".