Despite my position on shell scripts (see sh), one of the bespoke packages in Debian that I look after, game-data-packager, is written entirely in bourne shell. This is partly a result of it's origins: game-data-packager grew iteratively from hacky shell scripts that did specific jobs to install non-free game data into a Debian system.

As game-data-packager has grown, I've wanted to write a regression test suite for it. Yesterday I learned of a framework for doing this called shunit2. I don't have any experience of other testing frameworks for comparison, but it looks well written and potentially very useful.

Today I discovered that a Debian package for it is being worked on. It also turns out that shunit2 was briefly in unstable and testing 2 years ago, but was removed not long afterwards.