Provided by: debhelper_9.20120115ubuntu3_all bug

NAME

       dh_auto_test - automatically runs a package's test suites

SYNOPSIS

       dh_auto_test [build system options] [debhelper options] [-- params]

DESCRIPTION

       dh_auto_test is a debhelper program that tries to automatically run a package's test
       suite. It does so by running the appropriate command for the build system it detects the
       package uses. For example, if there's a Makefile and it contains a test or check target,
       then this is done by running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is set). If the
       test suite fails, the command will exit nonzero. If there's no test suite, it will exit
       zero without doing anything.

       This is intended to work for about 90% of packages with a test suite. If it doesn't work,
       you're encouraged to skip using dh_auto_test at all, and just run the test suite manually.

OPTIONS

       See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS" in debhelper(7) for a list of common build system selection and
       control options.

       -- params
           Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that dh_auto_test usually
           passes.

NOTES

       If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable contains nocheck, no tests will be
       performed.

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>