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Instructions for standalone test regressions of libxml2
libxml2-tests-$version.tar.gz contains 3 standalone C programs as well
as a large amount of tests and results coming from libxml2 itself and
from W3C, NIST, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft and James Clark. Each C
program has a different testing purpose:
runtest.c : runs libxml2 basic internal regression tests
runsuite.c: runs libxml2 against external regression tests
testapi.c : exercises the library public entry points
testchar.c: exercise the check of character ranges and UTF-8 validation
The command:
make -f Makefile.tests check
should be sufficient on an Unix system to build and exercise the tests
for the version of the library installed on the system. Note however
that there isn't backward compatibility provided so if the installed
version is older to the testsuite one, failing to compile or run the tests
is likely. In any event this won't work with an installed libxml2 older
than 2.6.20.
Building on other platfroms should be a matter of compiling the C files
like any other program using libxml2, running the test should be done
simply by launching the resulting executables.
Daniel Veillard
Thu Jul 24 2008