Provided by: debhelper_9.20120115ubuntu3_all bug


       dh_auto_test - automatically runs a package's test suites


       dh_auto_test [buildsystemoptions] [debhelperoptions] [--params]


       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.


       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.


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



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Joey Hess <>