|| ||Andrew Josey <ajosey-AT-rdg.opengroup.org>|
|| ||lsb-test-AT-linuxbase.org, lsb-discuss-AT-linuxbase.org, lsb-sc-AT-linuxbase.org,
|| ||LSB-FHS 2.3 Beta Release Available|
|| ||Tue, 17 Feb 2004 14:22:16 GMT|
* LSB-FHS 2.3 Beta Release Available
The Open Group is pleased to announced the beta release of
the LSB-FHS test suite for the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Version 2.3,
used to test the filesystem hierarchy aspects of the Linux Standard Base.
This is now available at http://www.opengroup.org/testing/lsb-fhs/
This release aligns with the FHS version 2.3 specification. There are
a number of new tests added over previous releases. See the revised test
specification included in the MAN directory for further information on
the detailed changes with this release.
The test suite only takes 20 minutes or less to configure install and
run. Please send any feedback to ajosey:opengroup-dot-org.
The release notes follow below.
The Open Group
LSB-FHS Release 2.3beta
This document provides Release notes for the Verification suite for the
Filesystem Hierarchy aspects of the Linux Standard Base.
1. Release Overview
LSB-FHS 2.3beta is a full beta release of this test suite.
LSB-FHS is built using the VSXgen (the generic VSX test framework), and
contains tests for the Filesystem Hierarchy aspects of the Linux
This test suite has not yet been adopted by the Linux Standard Base team
and no claims should be made of LSB conformance to this version of the
test suite. The test assertions being tested are in the file
This release is targeted for testing the LSB 2.x specification release
series and is not for use with LSB 1.3 or earlier.
1.1 Changes since the last release
The following changes have been made since the last
Full alignment with FHS2.3.
Bug fix changes have been made.
There are numerous changes associated with this release, please
read the test assertions document , which has been fully revised
and the assertions renumbered for the FHS2.3 specification.
Many of the type C Assertions now report UNSUPPORTED when an
FHS option is not supported. In a small number of cases tests
may return a FIP (Further information provided code), meaning
that they should be manually resolved.
The number of test cases for /dev is reduced to three
existence tests for /dev/tty, /dev/zero and /dev/null.
A small number of new tests have been added for new sections
in FHS 2.3:
/media, /srv, /lib64 and /lib32 (where applicable)
2. Release Contents
The release consists of the following files.
README.LSB-FHS2.3 A Readme file
lsb-fhs-relnote.txt These release notes
lts_lsb-fhs2.3beta.tgz The source code to the suite in gzip'd tar format
3. Obtaining TET and VSXgen
LSB-FHS runs under TET3 and VSXgen (the generic test framework built
upon The Open Group's Test Environment Toolkit) . A suitable version of
the merged TET3/VSXgen release can be obtained from the same
location as this release note.
TET3 must be configured to build as the Lite version . Do not use
the Distributed version. If you use the provided "install.sh" installation
wrapper this will be configured automatically. For more information on TET,
and TETware Professional , see http://tetworks.opengroup.org .
Support related questions and problem reports should be directed to by
email to lsb-test:linuxbase-dot-org
The size of LSB-FHS when the suite is built is approximately 10MB. The
size of the compressed distribution is roughly 1 MB. When running the
complete test suite, journal files will be produced that are typically
less than 1MB in length, so its recommended that at least 20MB of disk
space be allowed for a test campaign.
The test suite takes approximately 30 minutes to run depending on the
speed of the platform under test
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