Testing changes in a deployed environment using Debian packages


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After you have made changes to the MAAS source code it is often necessary to test in a full test environment. Debian package can be built with uncommitted changes with the following command

$ make package-dev

This will create the directory ../build-area/ which contains the built Debian packages as well as the resource files used to create the packages.

To install the test packages run the following commands on your test host:

mkdir -p /tmp/maas-testing
scp $HOST:~/build-area/*.deb /tmp/maas-testing
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/maas-testing/*.deb
# Install any missing dependencies
sudo apt-get install -f -y

# Work around for LP:1702567
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/metadataserver/user_data/templates/snippets/maas_api_helper.py ]; then
    sudo ln -sr \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/refresh/maas_api_helper.py \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/metadataserver/user_data/templates/snippets/maas_api_helper.py
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.commissioning.arm64.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.commissioning.armhf.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.commissioning.arm64.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.commissioning.armhf.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.install.armhf.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.commissioning.armhf.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.install.arm64.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.install.armhf.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.install.arm64.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.local.amd64.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.local.i386.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.local.amd64.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.arm64.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.xinstall.armhf.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.arm64.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.armhf.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.install.armhf.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.armhf.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.ppc64el.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.install.ppc64el.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.ppc64el.template
fi
if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.s390x.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.install.s390x.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/pxe/config.xinstall.s390x.template
fi

if [ ! -e /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/uefi/config.xinstall.template ]; then
    sudo ln -s \
        config.install.template \
        /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/provisioningserver/templates/uefi/config.xinstall.template
fi

If you have made API changes to run maas refresh to update the client.