pasi at shimmerproject.org
Wed Jan 29 17:11:08 UTC 2014
On 29/01/14 18:47, Richard Elkins wrote:
> 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)
Basically there shouldn't be any difference between these scenarios,
except maybe the bootloader settings. I'm pretty sure the upgrade will
respect whatever config is in place regarding that as well.
That's not to say different kind of tests aren't welcome; they most
> #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.
No other priorities, but please mention the scenario you were upgrading
from in the comments section of the test report.
> 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
>> 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
>> 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!_*
>> Ubuntu Forum Council Member
>> Xubuntu QA Lead
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