Apache::TestRun - Run the test suite



The Apache::TestRun package controls the configuration and running of the test suite.


Several methods are sub-classable, if the default behavior should be changed.


The bug_report() method is executed when t/TEST was executed with the -bugreport option, and make test (or t/TEST) fail. Normally this is callback which you can use to tell the user how to deal with the problem, e.g. suggesting to read some document or email some details to someone who can take care of it. By default nothing is executed.

The -bugreport option is needed so this feature won't become annoying to developers themselves. It's automatically added to the run_tests target in Makefile. So if you repeateadly have to test your code, just don't use make test but run t/TEST directly. Here is an example of a custom t/TEST


  package My::TestRun;
  use base 'Apache::TestRun';

  sub bug_report {
      my $self = shift;

      print <<EOI;
  | Please file a bug report: |


The pre_configure() method is executed before the configuration for Apache::Test is generated. So if you need to adjust the setup before httpd.conf and other files are autogenerated, this is the right place to do so.

For example if you don't want to inherit a LoadModule directive for but to make sure that the local version is used, you can sub-class Apache::TestRun and override this method in t/TEST.PL:

  package My::TestRun;
  use base 'Apache::TestRun';
  use Apache::TestConfig;

  sub pre_configure {
      my $self = shift;
      # Don't load an installed mod_apreq


Notice that the extension is .c, and not .so.

Don't forget to run the super class' c<pre_configure()> method.


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