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== Carrying out tests on a machine without building first ==
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This page describes, what can be done to perform tests on a different machine than the one
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where the software was built.
 
 
 
I created an installer image (BitRock installer in our case) containing
 
the normal deliverables of our software plus the following items:
 
* Some scripts needed to carry out our tests. This also contains software needed to carry out the tests (Squish)
 
* A complete CMake installation
 
* The following CMake-generated files from the build directory:
 
** CTestCustom.cmake
 
** DartConfiguration.tcl
 
** CTestTestfile.cmake
 
* Post-installation script
 
 
 
The last item is a script, which is run by the installer as a post-install step. This script adjusts
 
all paths in the above CMake files from the build directory to the installation directory. It also adjusts the
 
host name contained in DartConfiguration.tcl, so the results show up in CDash under the correct name.
 
The final step of the post-installation script is to call ctest with the following arguments:
 
<pre>
 
ctest -T Test -T Submit --track Nightly
 
</pre>
 
For this to work the environment variable CMAKE_ROOT is set to the just-installed CMake share directory in the script.
 
 
 
This causes a simple installation, which can be done automatically via cron or the Windows task planner, to perform
 
the installation, carry out the tests and submit the results to CDash.The only requirement for the test machines
 
is to have standard software installed, we need perl and python for our tests.
 
 
 
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