Overview about 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: http://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.

piuparts itself has a README_1st and a manpage, for the piuparts.debian.org setup there is also an FAQ available.

Useful links for piuparts development

Advanced usage tips for piuparts

Ressources about piuparts.debian.org & distributed testing

Old(er) development efforts