charmrunner - automated charm testing tools

Robbie Williamson robbie at
Fri Feb 17 19:43:01 UTC 2012

On 02/17/2012 10:24 AM, Kapil Thangavelu wrote:
> Hi folks,
> After the testing discussion last week, i put together a python package for 
> generating automated test plans, running them, and recording the results. It 
> works by constructing a graph of the charm's dependencies and then creating a 
> plan consisting of charms and their versions, and the relations to instantiate 
> between the deployed services them to satisfy dependencies. 


> The package is built as a set of standalone tools that can accomplish various 
> common practices when testing a charm (snapshot/restore environment, service 
> watching, environment loading), with a front end script to drive the 
> whole process. The front-end script is meant to be easy to drive from jenkins, 
> by hand, or via a REST queue.
> There's a readme overview of the tools and downloads available at.
> i've been able to deploy everything i thrown at it (mediawiki, 
> openstack/nova-compute, etc). Semantic deficiencies in relation metadata have 
> tripped up the tool, and i doubt its perfect. I expect it will see some 
> iteration as it expands beyond minimal dependency deployment to testing what a 
> charm provides.
> Code, bugs, etc.

This is pure awesomeness...thanks Kapil!


> cheers,
> Kapil

Robbie Williamson <robbie at>

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