plainbox - toolkit for software and hardware integration testing

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename plainbox_0.25-1_all.deb
Package name plainbox
Package version 0.25
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Checkbox Developers <>
Download size 55.36 KB
Installed size 94.00 KB
PlainBox is a toolkit consisting of python3 library, development tools,
documentation and examples. It is targeted at developers working on testing or
certification applications and authors creating tests for such applications.
PlainBox can be used to both create simple and comprehensive test tools as
well as to develop and execute test jobs and test scenarios. It was created as
a refined and rewritten core of the Checkbox project. It has a well tested and
documented core, small but active development community and a collection of
associated projects that use it as a lower-level engine/back-end library.
PlainBox has a novel approach to discovering (and probing) hardware and
software that is extensible and not hardwired into the system. It allows test
developers to express association between a particular test and the hardware,
software and configuration constraints that must be met for the test to
execute meaningfully. This feature, along with pluggable test definitions,
makes plainbox flexible and applicable to many diverse testing situations,
ranging from mobile phones, traditional desktop computers, servers and up to
testing "cloud" installations.
This package contains the plainbox executable


Package Version Architecture Repository
plainbox_0.25-1_all.deb 0.25 all Ubuntu Universe
plainbox - - -


Name Value
python3-pkg-resources -
python3-plainbox = 0.25-1
python3:any >= 3.2~


Type URL
Binary Package plainbox_0.25-1_all.deb
Source Package plainbox

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install plainbox deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install plainbox




2016-01-05 - Sylvain Pineau <>
plainbox (0.25-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* List of fixed bugs:
2015-12-04 - Sylvain Pineau <>
plainbox (0.24-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release with multiple fixes and new features.
* One important feature is the introduction of the SessionAssistant class.
It allows Plainbox to simplify common testing scenarios.
The assistant acts as a middle-man between the session manager and the
It handles all currently known stages of the testing work-flow.
* Add a dependency on python3 guacamole, padme, requests and tk.
* Plainbox now supports a new way to express estimated durations that is much
easier for humans to read and write.
* Plainbox now supports an *after* job ordering constraint. This constraint
is very similar to the existing *depends* constraint, except that the
outcome of the referenced job is not important. In practical terms, even if
one job runs and fails, another job that runs *after* it, will run.
* Plainbox now allows more than one resource object to be used in a resource
expression (e.g. the manifest resource with something else).
* Plainbox ignores trailing garbage after EOF while reading IOLog zip.
2015-11-22 - Tobias Frost <>
plainbox (0.22.2-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "FTBFS: dh_clean: rm: cannot remove 'plainbox.egg-info': d/clean did
miss the final '/*' to be recognized as directory. (Closes: #805677)
* Also clean a mo file to allow build twice in a row
2015-09-02 - Zygmunt Krynicki <>
plainbox (0.22.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches: add a pile of patches that bring in cherry-picked or
brand-new fixes for issues uncovered by python 3.5.
2015-07-28 - Zygmunt Krynicki <>
plainbox (0.22.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream maintenance release
* Use a temporary HOME to work around LP: #1478906
* Build i18n catalogs for the exporters and categories providers.
* Move myself to Uploaders and set the
mailing list as the Maintainer. 
* Remove duplicate dependency on python3-xlsxwriter (via suggests and
depends) from python3-plainbox.
* Remove XS-Testsuite: autopkgtest as recommend by lintian.
* De-duplicate licenses in debian/copyright
* Correct filename patterns for pyglibc/glibc files.
2015-07-21 - Zygmunt Krynicki <>
plainbox (0.22-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (sorry for skipping 0.21) with multiple fixes and new
* One important feature is the introduction of exporter units that allow
test developers to put any customized report directly into the test
provider package. This allows us to remove all association with Ubuntu or
Canonical from the core plainbox package and make it more universal for
Debian and other distributions.
* debian/control: Drop dependency on python3-lxml (and the associated
security issues). Upstream moved away from lxml and has adopted Jinja2 as
a more flexible system for creating arbitrary text-based reports. 
* debian/control: Make the dependency on python3-xlsxwriter explicit as it
is now more directly tested and not so much optional.
* debian/patches/documentation-theme: refresh patch 
* debian/patches/fix-packaging-metadata-units: add a combined patch that
addresses three Debian-affecting bugs that prevent providers from
generating some of their dependencies.

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