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@@ -27,6 +27,66 @@ A scenario is a list of functions that will be executed one by one, to
verify the behaviour of one specific feature. Ideally, they should be
short and test one specific aspect.
+Run the test suite locally
+Since this requires a lot of dependencies (an IRC server with some TLS
+certificate, slixmpp, many libraries…), it might be cumbersome to get
+everything on your machine to be able to run them.
+The simplest solution (as long as you have docker installed and properly
+configured to be able to run as your developer user…) is to follow these
+.. code-block:: bash
+ :caption: Start a docker container with everything installed
+ docker run --name biboumi-e2e -v /home/louiz/biboumi/:/home/tester/biboumi \
+ --add-host="irc.localhost:" \
+ --add-host="biboumi.localhost:" \
+ --rm -it \
+ /bin/bash
+This creates a container where every dependency is already installed. We
+mount your working directory inside the container: be sure to modify the
+first path `/home/louiz/biboumi` with your own. The hosts that we add are
+needed for the test suite to properly work.
+You can use the test-fedora or test-debian images instead of test-alpine
+if you want, but it should not change anything (even if your host machine
+uses debian or fedora), alpine is just the lighter one.
+.. note::
+ This container should stay alive as long as you want to run the test
+ suite. For example if you want to run it many times until your code is
+ fine and all tests pass, just leave that shell somewhere without
+ touching it.
+Then, from an other shell (do NOT run that inside the container we just
+.. code-block:: bash
+ :caption: Configure and build biboumi from inside the container
+ docker exec biboumi-e2e sh -c "cd biboumi && mkdir build && cmake .."
+This is needed (only once), because if you configure it from your host
+machine, then the paths generated by cmake will be all wrong when you try
+to compile from inside the container and nothing will work.
+.. code-block:: bash
+ :caption: Re-compile and run the test suite inside the container
+ docker exec biboumi-e2e sh -c "cd biboumi/build && make e2e"
+This should now build everything correctly, and run the test suite. If you
+want to re-run it again after you edited something in your source tree,
+just run this last command again. You don’t need to touch anything inside
+the container again.
+When you’re done, just close the shell we opened with the first command.
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