tracker-indexing-local-storage automated


Image Types:
sdk-amd64 / target-armhf-internal / target-armhf / target-amd64
Image Deployment:


Check tracker indexing of local storage and journal behaviour.

Pre Conditions

  1. Ensure Rootfs is remounted as read/write.
  2. $ sudo mount -o remount,rw /

  3. Install dependencies
  4. $ sudo apt install apertis-tests gir1.2-grilo-0.3 gir1.2-tracker-2.0 python3 python3-gi tracker wget

  5. Restart the system to restore the filesystem state to read-only before running the test.
  6. $ sudo reboot

  7. Clone the tests repository from another computer (Note that the branch being tested may change depending on the release, please make sure to clone the correct branch for the release in question):
  8. $ git clone --branch apertis/v2021dev2

  9. Copy the test directory apertis-tests to the target device:
  10. $ DUT_IP=<device-ip>

    $ scp -r apertis-tests user@$DUT_IP:

  11. Log into the target device:
  12. $ ssh user@$DUT_IP

  13. Requires the multimedia demopack to be pre-installed on the tested image under /home/shared

Execution Steps

  1. Enter test directory:
  2. $ cd apertis-tests

  3. Execute the following command:
  4. $ common/run-test-in-systemd --user=user --name=run-test --timeout=900 tracker/automated/


The output should be similar to that:


Ran 1 test in 16.406s


If any test failed, they will be listed instead of the success message:


ERROR: test_all (__main__.TrackerTest)


Traceback (most recent call last):

File "./apertis-tests/tracker/automated/", line 30, in setUp

self.indexer = TrackerIndexer()

File "./apertis-tests/tracker/automated/../", line 29, in __init__


File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 540, in check_call

raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd)

CalledProcessError: Command 'systemctl --user stop tracker-store tracker-miner-fs' returned non-zero exit status 1


Ran 1 test in 0.013s

FAILED (errors=1)