[erlang-questions] Common Test and base applications

Fred Hebert <>
Sun Feb 12 06:22:57 CET 2012


I should specify this problem is something I noticed when using distributed
tests based on ct_slave; I would suspect that local tests being run from a
shell started manually do not suffer from this.

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM, Fred Hebert <> wrote:

> I've recently discovered that Common Test appears to not be starting basic
> applications such as kernel and stdlib, but it still starts things like
> application controllers and whatnot.
>
> This gives me a few problems because it breaks a few behaviours such as
> application:which_applications(), being able to start a few applications
> (they depend on stdlib and kernel. Sstdlib depends on kernel, and manually
> starting kernel fails because  a bunch of processes already have that
> name).
>
> It will also play negatively with things like manually calling
> application:set_env/3 before starting an application to configure it (after
> loading it) as just starting it will overwrite all values, etc.
>
> This causes me a few problems because it forces me to test everything
> below the application level, and I can't automate testing of things like
> distributed applications and their failover/takeover mechanisms.
>
> Is there any workaround for these problems?
>
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