Qa/Testtool FD6

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This page is intended to help the Linux users to use the Testtool. The info on this page is for Fedora Core 6, but it's useful for most Linux distros. Please, change 'ja' for your ISO language code when needed. Also take into account this info is up to version 2.1.

How to obtain OS

From the Red Hat site, seek some mirror and download Fedora Core 6 DVD image FC-6-i386-DVD.iso.


As the releases tests takes about 15 hours and use the mouse, keyboard or an instance can't be used, most people would prefer an alternative way to running the tests in the main box. The two common methods are:

  • Install the OS inside a virtual machine
  • To use another user in a separate windowing system display and don't use while running the tests at all.

Installation of OS inside the Vmware player

You can use the virtual machine you want, but Vmware player is free and is a lot faster than Qemu, so we recommend using Qemu to setup the virtual machine and Vmware player to running it.

The basic steps are:

  • creation of HDD image
qemu-img create -f vmdk FC6.vmdk 10G
You should have qemu-img on your OS path or run this command in the directory where Qemu is installed.
  • creation of FC6.vmx
Save the following section as the FC6.vmx file in the same folder in which the image file is located.
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "3"

displayName = "FedoraCore6"
guestOS = "other26xlinux"
memsize = "256"
usb.present = "FALSE"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.virtualdev = "es1371" 

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "FC6.vmdk"
ide0:0.deviceType = "disk"
ide0:0.startConnected = "TRUE"
ide0:0.redo = ""

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

ide1:1.present = "TRUE"
ide1:1.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:1.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
  • follow instruction of p.89 of Guest OS installation guide

Update the OS

  • Click F icon at the top left corner
system tool->Software updater

Some miscellaneous settings

  • Screen saver
Menu ->System->Settings->Screen saver
->uncheck Run screen while idle
  • X resolution (1024x768)
Menu ->Administration->Display->Hardware->LCD Panel 1280x1024 (for instance)
Menu ->Administration->Display->Hardware->Monitor Setting->Resolution 1280x1024
Menu ->Administration->Display->Hardware->Monitor Setting->Color depth millions
  • Electricity
Menu ->Settings ->Other personal settings->Electricity->no sleep

Download and install

  • OOo
% wget
  • QA tool
% wget

Verification of MD5 sums

  • Look for the MD5 sum for you version
  • run a MD5 check against the downloaded file
% md5sum OOo_2.1.0rc2_20061130_LinuxIntel_install_ja.tar.gz
  • check the MD5 sum.
compare with the one from [1]
For instance:
ff1a462cf22182f81de7b6ca450b73b2  OOo_2.1.0rc2_20061130_LinuxIntel_install_ja.tar.gz
  • Check the qatesttool_ooo201_20062311.tgz MD5 sum
compare with the one from [2]
% md5sum qatesttool_ooo201_20062311.tgz
d43d1ed59ea7bd10330be1276d79c6b1  qatesttool_ooo201_20062311.tgz


Setup Guide

% tar xvfz OOo_2.1.0rc2_20061130_LinuxIntel_install_ja.tar.gz
% cd cd OOE680_m6_native_packed-1_ja.9095/RPMS/
% su
# rpm -Uvh *rpm
# cd desktop-integration/
# rpm -Uvh 


  • From the official java web site download the latest version and install. Ex.:
# sh jre-1_5_0_09-linux-i586-rpm.bin 

QA tools

  • Extract QA tools
# su
# mkdir /work
# chown maho /work
# exit
% cd /work
% mkdir qa ; cd qa 
% tar xvfz ~/qatesttool_ooo201_20062311.tgz
% cd qatesttool/script/unix
  • Apply the following patch for
--- ooo_releasetests.sh_org     2006-12-09 11:29:12.000000000 +0900
+++ 2006-12-09 11:29:28.000000000 +0900
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@
 # set location of testscripts
 # (the directory, where directory 'qatesttool' exists)

# set location of TestTool
  • prepare ~/.testtoolrc like following:
$ vi ~/.testtoolrc



[GUI Platform]




Do QAtest

$ cd /work/qa/qatesttool/script/unix
$ rm -rf ~/.openoffice.org2 /work/qa/qatesttool/errorlog/*res; /usr/bin/time bash


Upload the *res files to the IssueTracker.

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