The latest release of the LSB-VSX test suite for the POSIX.1
aspects of the Linux Standard Base is now available for download from:
This version of the VSX-PCTS has been setup to autoconfigure on Linux
systems. A front end script install.sh is used to auto install,
setup and run the test suite. In theory this should allow running of the
test suite by those unfamiliar with POSIX.1 and its myriad of options
and thus the associated test suite configurables.
The release notes follow below.
If you encounter a problem in the suite, please send in a bug report
directly to me at ajosey(:at:)opengroup(dot)org, cc lsb-test(:at:)linuxbase.org, please
include the test output together with any suggested fixes. Please include
the following subject line in your message
Subject: BUG in LSB-VSX (testcase-name-here)
If possible include the assertion reference number.
Acknowledgements are due to :
The Open Group
LSB-VSX Release 2.0beta
This document provides Release notes for the Verification suite for the
POSIX.1 coverage of the Linux Standard Base.
1. Release Overview
LSB-VSX 2.0-1 is a beta release of this test suite for the POSIX.1
coverage for the Linux Standard Base. LSB-VSX is built using the VSXgen
(the generic VSX test framework), with the VSX-PCTS90 4.4.4 test set
merged into it. The test coverage corresponds to the core "classic"
POSIX.1 (including ISO C).
This test suite has not yet been formally approved by the Linux Standard
Base team and no claims should be made of LSB conformance to this version
of the test suite. The test assertions being tested are included with
the distribution in the MAN/tset directory.
This release is targeted for testing the LSB 2.x specification release
series and is not for use with LSB 1.3 or earlier.
1.1 Changes since the last release
The following changes have been made since the last
An additional 718 tests have been activated in the default
scenario to test for extensions to the base POSIX functionality.
The WAITTIME value in the sigconcept and sigsuspend tests
has been altered to reduce the overall test execution time.
The header file tests are omitted from the default scenario since
they are development environment tests and not part of the
lsb-runtime test scenario.
The TET version bundled with this release is updated to TET3.6.
To install the test suite unwind the test files into
and as root run the install.sh command
This will then prompt you for installation, accepting all the
defaults should work on most systems.
If you wish to test POSIX rather than LSB then you must select
POSIX90 test mode, and unset the LSB_TEST variable in
2. Release Contents
The release consists of the following files.
README.LSB-VSX2.0 A Readme file
lsb-vsx-relnote.txt Release notes
lts_vsx-pcts2.0beta.tgz The source code to the suite in gzip'd tar format
README A generic README file
install.sh The installation wrapper script
tet_vsxgen_2.8.tgz The generic TET/VSXgen framework
LSB-VSX runs under TET3 (The Test Environment Toolkit test framework).
A suitable version of TET3 is bundled with the release. The latest
release can also be obtained at:
TET3 must be configured to build as the Lite version . Do not use
the Distributed version. For more information on TET , see
See the README file for instructions to install, configure and execute
For more in depth information consult the User's Guide which provides
comprehensive information on the installation, configuration and use
of this test suite.
Support related questions and problem reports should be directed to by
email to lsb-test:linuxbase.org.
The size of LSB-VSX when the suite is built is approximately 40MB. The
size of the compressed distribution is roughly 3.5 MB. When running the
complete test suite, journal files will be produced that are typically
less than 1MB in length, so its recommended that at least 20MB of disk
space be allowed for a test campaign.
The test suite takes approximately four to six hours to run depending on the
speed of the platform under test.
See the Licence file included in the distribution for licensing
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The Open Group