Windows Installer Tests


The test_installer build step is a full lifecycle test of Chrome's Windows installer. The test does variations along the following theme:
  • Ensure the machine is in a sufficiently clean state such that Chrome can be installed.
  • Install Chrome.
  • Verify various state on the machine to validate that the installer succeeded.
  • Launch Chrome.
  • Verify that something resembling a browser window opens.
  • Quit Chrome.
  • Verify that all Chrome processes go away.
  • Uninstall Chrome.
  • Verify that various state on the machine is no longer present.

Diagnosing Failures

Due to issue 399499, the output in the build step may not contain the full output of the test. To see the full output, click the stdio link for the steps build step and search for test_installer.pyThe most common failure will be a failure to launch Chrome, which generally indicates that chrome.exe is crashing at startup.

Running the Tests Locally

First build the mini_installer target. The minimal command to run the test is:

python chrome\test\mini_installer\ --config chrome\test\mini_installer\config\config.config [test_name]

Specify individual test names as, for example: __main__/InstallerTest/ChromeUserLevel.

Run it with --help for more options. Note that you should use the Python that comes with depot_tools as other versions might not work.


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