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= What is piuparts? = === What is piuparts? ===

What is piuparts?

Description: .deb package installation, upgrading, and removal testing tool 
 piuparts tests that .deb packages (as used by Debian) handle
 installation, upgrading, and removal correctly. It does this by
 creating a minimal Debian installation in a chroot, and installing,
 upgrading, and removing packages in that environment, and comparing the
 state of the directory tree before and after. piuparts reports any
 files that have been added, removed, or modified during this process.
 piuparts is meant as a quality assurance tool for people who create .deb
 packages to test them before they upload them to the Debian package archive.
Homepage: https://piuparts.debian.org


piuparts is being run constantly on all suites of the main Debian archive, the results are made public on piuparts.debian.org. The piuparts.debian.org setup is documented and maintained in GIT, plus there is also an FAQ available.


piuparts itself has a README_1st and a manpage - read those before reading the piuparts/HowTos.


If you are interested in contributing, that's great! Here's a list to hopefully get you started:

  • join development efforts. Every little pull request helps. Check the BTS for plenty of wishlist bugs to tackle.

  • file bugs based on piuparts.d.o runs!

  • improve the documentation, both these wiki pages and what's in GIT has been growing over the years and it's showing.