Alpine Release Testing Checklist

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Those tests should be run before an Alpine release.

Contents

CD Install

  1. Boot from CDrom
  2. login as root at the prompt
  3. /sbin/setup-alpine

  4. lbu commit usb

  5. reboot

  6. A successful boot up will show the hostname and will require the password set during setup-alpine
  7. Install openssl for encryption

    apk add openssl

  8. lbu commit -e usb

  9. You should get an error saying an unencrypted apkpovl already exist. Use the -d option to replace it with the encrypted apkovl.
  10. lbu commit -e -d usb

  11. reboot

  12. Password for apkovl should be prompted for upon boot up
Tested releases Hardware used Notes
alpine-1.10_rc3 Qemu
alpine-1.10_rc3 1.7 ghz P4 - Asus P4SC - 512mb DDR-2100
alpine-mini-1.10_rc3 Qemu #293

USB Install

  1. Boot from USB
  2. login as root at the prompt
  3. setup-alpine

  4. lbu commit usb

  5. reboot

  6. A successful boot up will show the hostname and will require the password set during setup-alpine
  7. Install openssl for encryption

    apk add openssl

  8. lbu commit -e usb

  9. You should get an error saying an unencrypted apkpovl already exist. Use the -d option to replace it with the encrypted apkovl.
  10. lbu commit -e -d usb

  11. reboot

  12. Password for apkovl should be prompted for upon boot up
Tested releases Hardware used Issues
release here hardware here issues here

HDD Install

Standard

  1. Boot from CDrom
  2. login as root at the prompt
  3. setup-alpine

  4. setup-disk

  5. reboot and remove the cdrom
  6. verify that you boot from harddisk (Should say extlinux during boot)
  7. verify it boots up properly and give you a login prompt

With raid

  1. Boot from CDrom
  2. login as root at the prompt
  3. setup-alpine -r

  4. setup-disk

  5. reboot and remove the cdrom
  6. verify that you boot from harddisk (Should say extlinux during boot)
  7. verify it boots up properly and give you a login prompt
Tested releases Hardware used Issues
release here hardware here issues here