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Forgejo end-to-end tests

A series of tests scenarios and assertions covering Forgejo and the Forgejo runner. They partially rely on Forgejo actions developed specifically for testing such as setup-forgejo.

They are designed to run using Forgejo releases and development versions compiled from designated repositories.

Removing legacy tests

End to end tests cover the supported range of releases and when one of them is EOL, it must be removed as well as the tests that target it specifically. Otherwise the test suite would grow indefinitely.

When a release is EOL, a branch is cut with a name following the pattern legacy/vX.Y-vA.B. For instance when v8.0 is published and v1.21 is EOL, the branch legacy/v8.0-v1.21 is cut.


docker and sudo must be installed with insecure registries allowed in /etc/docker/daemon.json for the IP that will be used for forgejo such as:

  "insecure-registries": [ "" ]

Use setup-forgejo from source.

The setup-forgejo repository is a Forgejo Action which is meant to be used in workflows. However, it is implemented as shell scripts that can also be used to create Forgejo instances and runners locally. This is convenient for testing and the reason why it needs to be added to the PATH. For instance, it is a dependency of the end-to-end.sh script.

git clone https://code.forgejo.org/actions/setup-forgejo
export PATH=$(pwd)/setup-forgejo:$PATH
git clone https://code.forgejo.org/forgejo/end-to-end
cd end-to-end

Running from locally built binary

make TAGS='bindata sqlite sqlite_unlock_notify' generate forgejo
cp -a forgejo /srv/forgejo-binaries/forgejo-7.0-dev

It will be used whenever the version 7.0-dev is specified in a test.

Running actions locally

To run and debug workflows from actions/example-*, from the root of the source directory, with docker and forgejo-curl.sh installed, mimic what .forgejo/workflows/actions.yml does. There may be some manual tweaking (such as creating temporary directories) because the tests run as root in the context of Forgejo Actions and assume they have admin permissions. But they do not need to run as root and must work fine when run as a regular user.

./end-to-end.sh actions_setup 1.21
firefox # user root / admin1234
./end-to-end.sh actions_verify_example artifacts
./end-to-end.sh actions_teardown

Running other tests locally

To run and debug tests, from the root of the source directory.

Run one test. When the test fails the instance can be inspected at

./end-to-end.sh test_packages_alpine
./end-to-end.sh test_storage_stable_s3 minio

Cleanup. It will teardown the Forgejo instance.

./end-to-end.sh stop