dh_auto_test − automatically runs a package’s test suites
dh_auto_test [buildsystemoptions] [debhelperoptions] [−−params]
dh_auto_test is a debhelper program that tries to automatically run a package’s test suite. It does so by
running the appropriate command for the build system it detects the package uses. For example, if there’s a
Makefile and it contains a ‘‘test’’ or ‘‘check’’ target, then this is done by running make (or MAKE, if the
environment variable is set). If the test suite fails, the command will exit nonzero. If there’s no test suite, it
will exit zero without doing anything.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages with a test suite. If it doesn’t work, you’re encouraged
to skip using dh_auto_test at all, and just run the test suite manually.
See ‘‘BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS’’ in debhelper (7) for a list of common build system selection and control
Pass ‘‘params’’ to the program that is run. These can be used to supplement or override the any
standard parameters that dh_auto_test passes.
If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable contains ‘‘nocheck’’, no tests will be performed.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>