coordination #17436


[tools][functional][y][epic] tests must not have access to published repos, e.g. download.o.o on Tumbleweed -> remove all references to download.o.o from repos during installation and afterwards

Added by okurz almost 7 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Bugs in existing tests
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SUSE QA - Milestone 22
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(Total: 21.00 h)


acceptance criteria

  • AC1: Only repository content from is used for all openSUSE tests after installation
  • AC2: Same as AC1 but for the installer system itself


  • check test cases for the execution of tests/update/ and see if the same approach can be adapted for a generic approach (1-2h)
  • start by selecting a standard gnome/kde test suite and any extra tests scenario, make sure the online repos not pointing to are disabled and check if all packages can still be installed (2-4h)
  • rewrite all occurences of "" in the SUT to the according path pointing to, e.g. with a test module that calls sed -i -e 's/…/g' /etc/zypp/repos.d/* in the installed system (2-8h)
  • investigate how repos are used in the installer system, replace occurences of as described above or not add any online repos there if possible (2-16h)

further details


see for example This bug was just "found" by openQA when also users reported this. The reason is probably that the tests still have published repos from enabled causing an upgrade to find packages from either the new snapshot or the old published data which can make tests pass when they shouldn't. Then the tests fail in the subsequent snapshot because the repos were updated in the meantime.


proposal by nussel in #17818
On openSUSE the 'crash' test doesn't work as the debuginfo repo is not mirrored to openqa. So whenever the kernel gets updated that test fails due to a mismatch between the installed kernel and the debug information in the debuginfo repo.

openQA should keep a local copy of all repos and intercept access to so files are downloaded from matching repos actually.

from #17926

Follow up to bug

The problem:
whlie testing upgrade scenarios from e.g. 42.2 to TW-Next (the version being tested in openQA), the CURRENTLY published TW on download.o.o is ALSO taken into account (online repo enabled)

In case of the boo#1030759 this results in the updater NOT tagging libmutter0 is an obsolete package (it is tagged 'weakremove', which means it is ONLY marked for deletion if it is NOT found in any of the enabled repos. As TW (published) still contains the package, it is not removed - furhter blocking the update of gnome-shell * mutter, which leads to the test failures as seen in e.g.

We had seen similar test issues in the past, be it that stuff 'works' during the openQA test until TW-Next is published (then packages disappear, and tests would no longer pass)
In any case, having the repo published at download.o.o available to the tests is defeating openQA as it is intended totally, as many tests are not reliable this way (testing a repo combination that no user will possibly be able to have on his system) Shows that the repos are in fact enabled. is an example from the 'other direction of the same problem'. With snapshot 0320, libmarco-private0 was dropped (replaced by libmarco-private1); when 0320 was being tested though, the previously published snapshot was available and thus this did not show an error in its test run at As soon as snapshot 0320 has been published, the available package list changed and the test is thus invalid (and fails with one day delay). After 0322 was published, reran the 42.2-> tw update passed. before publish: vs after publish and rerun:

The whole openSUSE Factory snapshot should be synced to o3 and probably the same for Leap so all repository content should be there on o3.


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Subtasks 7 (0 open7 closed)

action #31645: [opensuse][functional] find affected test suites and disable/replace online repos thereResolvedriafarov2018-02-122018-04-24

action #32038: [opensuse][functional][medium] Sync all repos for TW and Leap for all tested versionsResolvedriafarov2018-02-202018-04-24

action #32332: [opensuse][functional][y][fast] repo bleed affecting gnuhealth installationResolvedriafarov2018-02-272018-04-10

action #34732: [functiona][y][opensuse] make zypper_info use mirrored source repo, do not remove official update reposResolvedriafarov2018-04-112019-01-15

action #38393: [functional][u] updates_packagekit_kde must not be scheduled before zypper_clear_reposResolveddheidler2018-07-132018-08-14

action #45923: [functional][opensuse][y] Enable sync of source repo for arm and ppc for TW and leapResolvedJERiveraMoya2019-01-102019-02-12

action #46127: [functional][y] test fails in firewall_enabled - we should test firewalld on upgrade scenarioResolvedriafarov2019-01-152019-02-26


Related issues 10 (0 open10 closed)

Related to openQA Tests - action #18070: [opensuse][leap][kernel][functional][tools] test fails in crash because it can not find the debuginfo packageResolvedmichalnowak2017-03-28

Related to openQA Tests - action #29366: [functional][easy][bsc#1073238] Add toolchain test for openSUSEResolvedSLindoMansilla2017-12-132018-02-27

Related to openQA Tests - action #40286: [functional][y][opensuse] kdump_and_crash: the repo-name to refresh does not matchResolvedriafarov2018-08-282018-09-25

Related to openQA Tests - action #42455: [opensuse][aarch64][functional][y] openSUSE Tumbleweed aarch64 oss repo seems to be deleted however we invest 41GB for the debuginfo repoResolvedokurz2018-10-14

Has duplicate openQA Project - action #17818: mirror and redirect all repos on openqaRejected2017-03-20

Has duplicate openQA Tests - action #17926: [tools]Tumbleweed upgrade tests have download.o.o repos enabledRejected2017-03-23

Has duplicate openQA Tests - action #28438: [functional][opensuse] leap 15.0] package squid is missingRejectedokurz2017-11-27

Has duplicate openQA Tests - action #28156: [opensuse][leap 15.0][functional] yast2-ncurses proxy server failed because of missing package squidRejectedokurz2017-11-222017-12-19

Blocks openQA Tests - action #12280: [opensuse][tw] Tumbleweed Test Suite gets packages from 'last published' oss repoResolvedokurz2016-06-09

Copied from openQA Tests - action #16618: [qe-core][opensuse][functional] Tumbleweed upgrade testsResolvedrfan1


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