Running Sanity tests against local dev instance

When implementing a new feature, you might be asked to write a beaker-tests for it. Sanity tests are usually run against the copr-fe-dev instance, which is a problem when you don’t have access to it. This article describes how to run Sanity tests against the local docker-compose dev environment.

DockerTestEnv container

Our beaker tests can change the filesystem so we strongly discourage you from running them on your host system. There is a docker container for this purpose. Follow these instructions to building it, running it and executing a shell in it.

# In Copr git repository
cd ./beaker-tests/DockerTestEnv

# Build and run the docker container for executing beaker-tests
make build && make run

# Join the network created by docker-compose
# You can skip this step when running tests against
# copr-fe-dev or another personal instance
docker network connect copr_default test-env

# Open a shell in it
make sh

API token

Now we are going to operate in the container.

# Install dependencies and configure copr-cli
[root@test-env ~] cd ~/copr/beaker-tests/Install/Config-copr-cli
[root@test-env Config-copr-cli] ./runtest.sh

# Set your API token and Copr URL
[root@test-env ~] vim ~/.config/copr

Find the token here http://127.0.0.1:5000/api/. Simply remove the existing content of ~/.config/copr and put your token there. The only thing that needs to be changed is copr_url. It should be set this way.

copr_url = http://frontend

We have already connected this container to the network created by docker-compose, so we can communicate with the frontend like this curl frontend.

Running the tests

[root@test-env ~] cd ~/copr/beaker-tests/Sanity/copr-cli-basic-operations/
[root@test-env copr-cli-basic-operations] ./build-spec.sh
[root@test-env copr-cli-basic-operations] ./runtest.sh
[root@test-env copr-cli-basic-operations] ./runtest-modules.sh

# To see all the test scripts
[root@test-env copr-cli-basic-operations] ls *.sh