Manual Test Case Questions (time-admin)

Jackson Doak noskcaj at
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> 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 The second issue is that the help file is outdated.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.
> Thanks,
> Jack
> --
> xubuntu-devel mailing list
> xubuntu-devel at

More information about the xubuntu-devel mailing list