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how to start rostest file on startup?

asked 2018-02-16 15:17:05 -0500

chanhyeoni gravatar image

Has anybody implemented the rostest file that would be launched on startup? All I did now was to type the command make run_tests in the build folder of the workspace manually. I want the file to be automatically run when my machine boots up. Any help would be appreciated, and let me know if you need any details from me.

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rostest was not designed to be used like this, and there's probably a better way to do it. What are you actually trying to do? (This sounds like an XY problem )

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2018-02-16 15:29:00 -0500 )edit

I want my machine to auto-check every component (e.g. thruster and gps) in order to ensure that each part works properly and provide end users with a checklist

chanhyeoni gravatar imagechanhyeoni ( 2018-02-16 15:31:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-19 14:15:41 -0500

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rostest is meant for running unit and integration tests, either manually or within a Continuous Integration process. It isn't designed for running live tests at startup.

I'd suggest you use the diagnostics and self_test packages for reporting issues to users and running self-tests at startup.

the diagnostics package in particular is designed for continuous monitoring and reporting of issues, and provides the diagnostic_aggregator for validating and formatting diagnostics, and rqt_robot_monitor for displaying those diagnostics to users.

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