RFR: 8238953: tools/jpackage tests do not work on Ubuntu Linux

Alexey Semenyuk alexey.semenyuk at oracle.com
Thu Feb 13 16:06:44 UTC 2020

Hi Matthias,

We don't set "jpackage.test.disabledPackagers" property from the test 
code. It is assumed to be set from jtreg command line that runs tests. 
The value of the property is just checked in tests.
So basically there is no need to change code at all.
However, if you want to disable running rpm tests on Ubuntu, you can 
tweak setting of jdk.jpackage.test.PackageType.Inner.DISABLED_PACKAGERS 
Something like this:

class Inner {
     private static boolean isUbuntu() {
         if (!TKit.isLinux()) {
             return false;

     private final static Set<String> DISABLED_PACKAGERS;

     static {
         Set<String> disabledPackagers = 
         if (disabledPackagers != null) {
             DISABLED_PACKAGERS = disabledPackagers;
         } else if (isUbuntu()) {
             DISABLED_PACKAGERS = Set.of("rpm");
         } else {
             DISABLED_PACKAGERS = Collections.emptySet();

This way the fix would disable running rpm tests on Ubuntu if 
"jpackage.test.disabledPackagers" property is not set allowing to still 
run rpm tests on Ubuntu in case the property is explicitly set to some 

- Alexey

On 2/12/2020 4:19 AM, Baesken, Matthias wrote:
> Hello, please review this small  test related change .
> Currently (most of the)  tools/jpackage tests do not work on Ubuntu Linux .
> Reason is that the rpm parts of the  jpackage tests  do not pass on this distro .
> The  rpm tests  can be disabled by this property :
>>> Do you expect  those  tests to work on Ubuntu ?
>> No, rpm test are not supposed to pass on Ubuntu.
>> To disable running rpm tests on Ubuntu please set
>> "jpackage.test.disabledPackagers" system property to "rpm":
>> -Djpackage.test.disabledPackagers=rpm.
> However the tests should set this property   themselves , it is really bad that it must be currently configured from outside .
> Bug/webrev :
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8238953
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mbaesken/webrevs/8238953.0/
> Best regards, Matthias

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