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pgTAP 1.2.1

pgTAP is a unit testing framework for PostgreSQL written in PL/pgSQL and PL/SQL. It includes a comprehensive collection of TAP-emitting assertion functions, as well as the ability to integrate with other TAP-emitting test frameworks. It can also be used in the xUnit testing style. For detailed documentation, see the documentation in doc/pgtap.mmd or online.

PGXN version 🐘 Postgres

pgTAP must be installed on a host with PostgreSQL server running; it cannot be installed remotely.

To build it, just do this:

make
make install
make installcheck

If you encounter an error such as:

"Makefile", line 8: Need an operator

You need to use GNU make, which may well be installed on your system as gmake:

gmake
gmake install
gmake installcheck

If you encounter an error such as:

make: pg_config: Command not found

Or:

Makefile:52: *** pgTAP requires PostgreSQL 9.1 or later. This is .  Stop.

Be sure that you have pg_config installed and in your path. If you used a package management system such as RPM to install PostgreSQL, be sure that the -devel package is also installed. If necessary tell the build process where to find it:

env PG_CONFIG=/path/to/pg_config make && make install && make installcheck

And finally, if all that fails, copy the entire distribution directory to the contrib/ subdirectory of the PostgreSQL source tree and try it there without pg_config:

env NO_PGXS=1 make && make install && make installcheck

If you encounter an error such as:

ERROR:  must be owner of database regression

You need to run the test suite using a super user, such as the default "postgres" super user:

make installcheck PGUSER=postgres

If you encounter an error such as:

ERROR: Missing extensions required for testing: citext isn ltree

Install the PostgreSQL Additional Supplied Modules, which are required to run the tests. If you used a package management system such as RPM to install PostgreSQL, install the -contrib package.

Once pgTAP is installed, you can add it to a database by connecting as a super user and running:

CREATE EXTENSION pgtap;

If you've upgraded your cluster to PostgreSQL 9.1 and already had pgTAP installed, you can upgrade it to a properly packaged extension with:

CREATE EXTENSION pgtap FROM unpackaged;

If you want to install pgTAP and all of its supporting objects into a specific schema, use the PGOPTIONS environment variable to specify the schema, like so:

PGOPTIONS=--search_path=tap psql -d mydb -f pgTAP.sql

If you want to install pgTAP and all of its supporting objects into a specific schema, use the SCHEMA clause to specify the schema, like so:

CREATE EXTENSION pgtap SCHEMA tap;

Dependencies

pgTAP requires PostgreSQL 9.1 or higher.

Copyright and License

Copyright (c) 2008-2021 David E. Wheeler. Some rights reserved.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose, without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph and the following two paragraphs appear in all copies.

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