Introduction to JUnit

The JUnit package contains a simple, open source framework to write and run repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks. JUnit features include assertions for testing expected results, test fixtures for sharing common test data, and test runners for running tests.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

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JUnit Dependencies


apache-ant-1.9.2 and UnZip-6.0

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/junit

Installation of JUnit

To do a full build of JUnit from source, apache-ant-1.9.2 is required. However JUnit is useful in building Apache Ant. Copy the JUnit-4.11 jar file to get started. Then come back to build from source, if desired.

Install the JUnit jar file by running the following commands as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/java &&
cp -v junit-4.11.jar /usr/share/java

At this point, make sure Apache-Ant is installed and then continue with the source build and installation. From the directory created when extracting the JUnit sources, place the required hamcrest jar files where needed and build the package:

tar -xf ../hamcrest-1.3.tgz                              &&
cp -v hamcrest-1.3/hamcrest-core-1.3{,-sources}.jar lib/ &&
ant dist

Testing is automatically done as a part of the build step.

Install the files in the final location as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/{doc,java}/junit-4.11 &&
chown -R root:root .                                 &&

cp -v -R junit*/javadoc/*             /usr/share/doc/junit-4.11  &&
cp -v junit*/junit*.jar               /usr/share/java/junit-4.11 &&
cp -v hamcrest-1.3/hamcrest-core*.jar /usr/share/java/junit-4.11

Finally, update the CLASSPATH variable:

export CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/usr/share/java/junit-4.11


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraies: hamcrest-core and junit jar files
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/junit-4.11 and /usr/share/java/junit-4.11

Short Descriptions

junit jar files

contains java classes to support the xUnit framework testing architecture.

Last updated on 2013-09-10 09:12:30 -0700