Makefile documentation

Makefile is used to automate Pyroute2 deployment and test processes. Mostly, it is but a collection of common commands.

target: clean

Clean up the repo directory from the built documentation, collected coverage data, compiled bytecode etc.

target: docs

Build documentation. Requires sphinx.

target: test

Run tests against current code. Command line options:

  • python – path to the Python to use
  • nosetests – path to nosetests to use
  • wlevel – the Python -W level
  • coverage – set coverage=html to get coverage report
  • pdb – set pdb=true to launch pdb on errors
  • module – run only specific test module
  • skip – skip tests by pattern

To run the full test cycle on the project, using a specific python, making html coverage report:

$ sudo make test python=python3 coverage=html

To run a specific test module:

$ sudo make test module=general:test_ipdb.py:TestExplicit

The module parameter syntax:

## module=package[:test_file.py[:TestClass[.test_case]]]

$ sudo make test module=lnst
$ sudo make test module=general:test_ipr.py
$ sudo make test module=general:test_ipdb.py:TestExplicit

There are several test packages:

  • general – common functional tests
  • eventlet – Neutron compatibility tests
  • lnst – LNST compatibility tests

For each package a new Python instance is launched, keep that in mind since it affects the code coverage collection.

It is possible to skip tests by a pattern:

$ sudo make test skip=test_stress

target: dist

Make Python distribution package. Command line options:

  • python – the Python to use

target: install

Build and install the package into the system. Command line options:

  • python – the Python to use
  • root – root install directory
  • lib – where to install lib files

target: develop

Build the package and deploy the egg-link with setuptools. No code will be deployed into the system directories, but instead the local package directory will be visible to the python. In that case one can change the code locally and immediately test it system-wide without running make install.

  • python – the Python to use

other targets

Other targets are either utility targets to be used internally, or hooks for related projects. You can safely ignore them.