[Mono-dev] Running System.Data.OracleClient test suite

Gert Driesen gert.driesen at telenet.be
Mon Nov 12 13:32:36 EST 2007


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Subject: [Mono-dev] Running System.Data.OracleClient test suite


running the tests should be something trivial to do and instead yesterday I
spent 2 hours trying to figure out how I got them to run before... So here's
a short instruction.

Obtaining needed OCI binaries: The machine that will run the tests needs
'oracle-instantclient-basic" and 'oracle-instantclient-sqlplus'
packages installed - they should be available though your distributions
package manager. Please note that you'll need to create an Oracle account
for downloading anything from oracle.com.

Obtain and compile mono svn tree
Navigate to mcs/class/System.Data.OracleClient and run 'make run-test'
(for net_1_1 profile) or 'make run-test PROFILE=net_2_0' . Most tests will
be ignored, as there's no database connection configured.

Setting up Oracle server: Fastest way to get Oracle up & running is to use
free Oracle Express Edition
Universal version. I prefer to use a virtual Windows machine for this,
installation on Linux is quite cumbersome. Remember to turn off the firewall
or at least open port 1521 for incoming connections.

Create a 'tnsnames.ora' file. It should be located in
'/usr/lib/oracle/' - the
'' part is the instantclient version you have installed.
You'll have to move this file if you ever change the instantclient version.
An example file is attached to this mail, it should be enough to edit the IP
address after "HOST =" .

Creating user and databases: Use the web frontend on the server machine to
create user 'GHTDB' with password 'GHTDB' and roles CONNECT, RESOURCE and
DBA (yes, this means full access). On the test machine, navigate to
and issue the following commands to populate the database:
'sqlplus "GHTDB/GHTDB at VMWARE" @GHTDB.ORACLE.sql' and 'sqlplus
"GHTDB/GHTDB at VMWARE" @GHTDB.Data.ORACLE.sql' (where VMWARE is the identifier
of the database in the tnsnames.ora file).

Configuring connection string for the tests: In
mcs/class/System.Data.OracleClient directory , copy
'System.Data.OracleClient_test_default.dll.config.example' to
'System.Data.OracleClient_test_default.dll.config' and
System.Data.OracleClient_test_net_2_0.dll.config', then edit the connection
string values to read "Data Source=VMWARE;User ID=GHTDB;Password=GHTDB;".

Finally, run the test suite.

Currently there are about 35 tests that fail AND there are also tests marked
as NotWorking on targets other than JVM. Ideally they should all pass (the
NotWorking attribute was used for tests that hang instead of simply

Questions? Comments?

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