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Notes on testing.

* To configure you testbed tree for installation and testing outside
  the real install tree, you want to do something like this:

	./configure --prefix=/usr/testbed/devel/stoller \
		--with-LEDA=/usr/testbed/LEDA/LEDA-4.0 \

  This will build against the installed LEDA goo, install it in the
  directory of your choosing, and select the WWWDEFS file you gave it. This
  last option is for testing your own version of web pages using the server
  on paper.  Take a look at www/stoller-emulab-defs.php3, and compare that
  against www/default-defs.php3. It should be obvious whats going on. You
  should create a version for yourself since it is a good idea to test the
  web pages too. Go ahead and commit the file if you like.

* The --prefix argument above is choosen simply so that the same name
  directory will exist in the same place on both paper and plastic.  This
  allows you to do an install of both ops and the control software and
  completely test everything.

* To build and install, do this on paper:

	gmake ops-install
	su1 gmake post-install

  On plastic:

	gmake control-install

  And now you have install trees on both paper and plastic, each with the
  stuff appropriate to that machine. 

* To test the web pages, you can use this URL:


  Well, replace "stoller" with your login name. Note that this is a home
  dir URL, so you will need to create a public_html directory in your home
  directory, and stick a symlink in there that points to you www pages you
  just installed. This is a little inconvenient, but I only had to do it

	cd ~/public_html
	ln -s ../../../usr/testbed/devel/stoller/www .

  WARNING: There is some danger here of course, since we don't want these
  pages to be used by just anyone. I think we will need to drop in a
  .htaccess file that permits just Utah people to use those pages.

* In order to test on plastic as a real user, you need to create a new
  user (via the web interface). Why? Well, you need a user on paper
  with a shell that points to the right version (your version) of the
  paperbag. You could edit the passwd file and change some other test
  user, but I think its a good idea to go through the whole user
  create process to make sure everything is working. You can easily
  delete the test projects and users via the web interface.

* So, now you have a new user on plastic and paper. You can log in as
  that user and run some simple tests using the plasticbag scripts in
  your /usr/testbed/devel/<login>/bin directory, which will access the
  new paperbag on paper and run your programs.

* You can also test directly on paper by setting your path to place
  your new bin directory at the front. Better to do as much testing on
  plastic as you can though.

* In order to test your version of the web pages, but ensure that no
  one else can use them, you will need to enable your home directory
  in /usr/local/etc/apache/apache.conf, and then restart apache. You
  only need to do this once though. Then in you public_html directory,
  you need a .htaccess file like this (the last two are machines on my
  home network).

	<limit GET POST>
	order deny,allow
	deny from all
	allow from 155.99.212.
	allow from
	allow from

* NOTE: You cannot test the testbed daemons since they listen on well
  known ports on paper. I don't expect this to be a big problem since
  those do not change a lot.

* The DB name is still hardwired to "tbdb" in many places. However,
  when those changes are finished, you will be able to change the name
  of your DB with the configure option --with-TBDBNAME=name. Not an
  accepted use of the --with option, but so what; configure should
  allow arbitrary use specifed options to be passed through.

  There are still issues to resolve with changing the DB, with respect
  to reserving nodes.

  Generating your own copy of the DB needs to be addressed.