Upgrade Testing

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 16:47:14 UTC 2014


The test cases documented

    a) Execute `update-manager -d -c` from a terminal
    b) ISO-based upgrade

apply to at least 4 distinct upgrade scenarios:

   1. 12.04 occupies a full HDD or SSD.
   2. 12.04 is dual-booted with Windows.
       (Dual-booting and Windows should still function as before after
the upgrade of 12.04 to 14.04)
   3. 12.04 is dual booted with another Linux distribution (E.g. fedora).
       (Dual-booting and the other Linux should still function as before
after the upgrade of 12.04 to 14.04)
   4. 12.04 is dual booted with Unix (E.g. netbsd).
       (Dual-booting and Unix should still function as before after the
upgrade of 12.04 to 14.04)

#1 is probably the most common scenario.
#2 is unique because of the requirement to coexist with the Microsoft
#3 and #4 are different from #1 because of potential boot-loader and
grub version differences (potential conflicts).

NOTE: I left out Android because the probability of someone dual-booting
Android (Linux kernel but yet another boot-loader scenario) and Xubuntu
12.04 at the moment is not significant.  Other opinions?  However, next
time (16.04?) could be a different matter.

#2 can be set-up by downloading a legal evaluation copy of Windows 8.1
from here:
Note that you will be prompted my Microsoft to login or register if you
are not already logged in.  Registering is legally cost-free.  Please do
not use illegal bitorrent methodologies.

I'll do all 4x2=8 cases as soon as all of my "day jobs" permit, in the
above priority order (other opinions about order?).  I am downloading
W-oink as I type. 

Someone else PLEASE do as much as possible of the same as I my test-rig
is still an Intel-abandoned Intel CedarTrail/PowerVR motherboard
(D2550MUD2).  Yes, I am going to get rid of it during 1Q2014 since
nothing fully makes use of the hardware including Windows.  Still
kicking myself for poor research 12 months ago!  (-:

https://launchpad.net/~texadactyl <https://launchpad.net/%7Etexadactyl>

On 01/29/2014 06:11 AM, Elfy wrote:
> In a few months time we will be releasing 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS.
> Up to now we have been concentrating on package and image testing for
> Trusty.
> Now, we need to start running upgrade tests, most importantly the LTS
> to LTS upgrades (from 12.04 to 14.04) and as usual, the regular
> upgrades (from 13.10 to 14.04).
> Testcases are present for both 64 and 32 bit at
>         http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/308/builds/57247/testcases
>         http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/308/builds/57248/testcases
> As there is no specific testcase available at present for the _LTS to
> LTS_ upgrade - please use the comment area of the tracker report to
> note which type of upgrade you tested - LTS or non-LTS
> It would be infinitely better to be have upgrades tested with real
> data, but at worst tests via Virtual Machines will check the basic
> upgrade path.
> *_NOTE: If you are testing with real data, please make backups first!_*
> regards
> Elfy
> -- 
> Ubuntu Forum Council Member
> Xubuntu QA Lead

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