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Test scripts intended for the Test::Harness framework can be talked into handling all of what you require; they are, after all, just Perl programs.

Basically, you're looking at using Conditional tests like Test::More supports. It works like this:

SKIP: { skip $num_tests, "Wasn't able to start the 'foo' daemon" if ( try_start('/bin/foo') or wait_for('Please start foo', '5m'); ); # ... the tests that depend on foo }

If you need to bail out completely, you can use the BAIL_OUT method provided by Test::More:

eval { try_start('/bin/foo') or wait_for('Please start foo', '5m'); die "Unable to find a running foo" unless is_running('/bin/foo'); }; if ($@) { BAIL_OUT($@); }

Please note that these are pretty high-level suggestions, but I hope they can start you thinking in the right direction.

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In reply to Re: Automated regression testing by radiantmatrix
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