Manual Test Case Questions (time-admin)
noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 29 09:46:17 UTC 2013
If they are still developed, say how they should work and let bugs get reported.
On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 11:56 PM, Jack Fromm <jjfrv8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've started working on the manual testcase for the time administration tool
> (Bug #1184676) and have a couple of questions for the devs and QA folks.
> The first problem occurs when you try to switch the configuration from
> 'Manual' to 'Keep synchronized with Internet servers'. Sync requires the
> ntp deamon, which is not installed by default, so time-admin gives the
> option to install it. Problem is, it doesn't work. If synaptic is not
> installed, time-admin says it doesn't have the required apps to do the
> install. If synaptic is installed, time-admin either hangs or crashes. So,
> knowing this up front, my question is how to write the testcase. Do I say
> there's a known bug so make sure you install ntp manually first? Or write
> it up like it's supposed to work and just let people keep finding out it
> doesn't until it's fixed?
> The second issue is that the help file is outdated. It refers to a version
> of time-admin that pre-dates Precise and includes instructions on how to
> choose a time server - an option that is no longer offered. Same question
> here: what should I say about that in the testcase?
> Is this utility still being actively developed? According to the changelog,
> it looks like that last updates happened around Precise.
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