Package Manager Specification Test Suite
Historically, there were many cases whenever the behavior of a
particular Package Manager didn't follow the PMS spec. In worst
case, this resulted in a growing number of ebuilds which relied on
the incorrect behavior and caused trouble for users of other Package
The PMS test suite project aims to provide a comprehensive solution
to avoid such a mistakes in the future. It is supposed to provide a
set of tests against various aspects of the PMS, and a means to run
these tests using any Package Manager.
The PMS test suite project has been started as a 2011 GSoC project.
It can be found in the gentoo package tree as
All developers can be reached by e-mail using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources offered by the
PMS Test Suite