Frequently Asked Questions

How do I increase logging level of the testing framework?

You can put logging entry into your env.local.yaml like this:

    level: DEBUG

Can I run tests in interactive mode?

Yes, you can. Just call IPython’s method embed() wherever you need the execution to enter an interactive mode. Example:

def test_foo(bar):
    x = do_something()
    from IPython import embed; embed()
    assert x

Then you can run your test with -s parameter: pytest -s cfme/tests/ Once the execution reaches the “breakpoint”, you will be presented with IPython’s interactive prompt.

Another way is to use the python debugger - pdb. Do not forget that you still need to use -s pytest parameter in order for this to work.

def test_foo(bar):
    x = do_something()
    import pdb; pdb.set_trace()
    assert x

How do I build this documentation?

Go to cfme_tests/integration_tests/docs and run make clean && make html. Then go to _build/html. You can open and view the HTML files in your browser.

Why was my test case skipped?

This is more of a pytest thing, but it is not very obvious. If you want to see the reason for skipping tests, run pytest with -rs parameter like this:

$ pytest -rs cfme/tests/infrastructure/

If you run it like this, pytest will print info about skip reason. For example:

Skipping due to these blockers:
- Bugzilla bug (or one of its copies)

The same can be done for tests that failed, passed or ended up throwing an error. For more info, see pytest --help | grep -A 2 "chars"

I upgraded to Fedora 27 and now I cannot run any tests!

Are you seeing this when trying to start tests?


pycurl: libcurl link-time ssl backend (openssl) is different from compile-time ssl backend (nss)

Then the solution for you is to reinstall pycurl. Do the following within your virtualenv.

$ pip uninstall pycurl
$ pip install pycurl==7.43.0 --global-option="--with-openssl"