Robots: GitHub Actions

GitHub Action support is available in two different ways. There are some settings common to both:

Workflow Action

The Apache Yetus community makes available a built-in action that may be executed as part of a
standard GitHub Action workflow. The basic workflow file should look like this, changing [VERSION] to
either be a released version (or main to use the bleeding edge, untested, and potentially unstable release):

name: Apache Yetus

on: [push, pull_request]  # yamllint disable-line rule:truthy


    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

      - name: checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
          path: src
          fetch-depth: 0
      - name: Apache Yetus test-patch
        uses: apache/yetus-test-patch-action@[VERSION]
          basedir: ./src
          patchdir: ./out
          buildtool: nobuild
          githubtoken: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
      - name: Artifact output
        if: ${{ always() }}
        uses: actions/upload-artifact@v3
          name: apacheyetuspatchdir
          path: ${{ github.workspace }}/out

Currently, not all arguments and parameters that can be set on the test-patch command line are available to set via the workflow action.
Options currently supported are:

Option Notes Default More Information
basedir same as --basedir NONE Usage Introduction
blankseolignorefile same as --blanks-eol-ignore-file .yetus/blanks-eol.txt blanks plug-in
blankstabsignorefile same as --blanks-tabs-ignore-file .yetus/blanks-tabs.txt blanks plug-in
bufbasedir same as --buf-basedir . buf plug-in
buildtool same as --build-tool nobuild Build Tools
continuousimprovement same as --continuous-improvement false Robots
excludes same as --excludes .yetus/excludes.txt Usage Introduction
githubtoken same as --github-token NONE GitHub plug-in
javahome same as --java-home /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64 Java-related plug-ins
patchdir same as --patch-dir NONE Usage Introduction
pip same as --pylint-pip pip3 pylint plug-in
plugins same as --plugins all,-asflicense,-author,-findbugs,-gitlab,-jira,-shelldocs Usage Introduction
project same as --project Auto-set based upon the repository name Usage Introduction
pylint same as --pylint pylint3 pylint plug-in
reapermode same as --reapermode kill Advanced Usage
reviveconfig same as --revive-config .revive.toml revive plug-in
testsfilter same as --tests-filter '' Usage Introduction

Items marked NONE MUST be provided in the workflow yaml file.

Some options are hard-coded to make test-patch easier to use:

Argument Value More Information
--brief-report-file patchdir/brief.txt briefreport plug-in
--console-report-file patchdir/console.txt QBT
--html-report-file patchdir/report.html htmlout plug-in
--ignore-unknown-options true Usage Introduction
--junit-report-xml patchdir/junit-report.xml junit plug-in
--pylint-requirements true pylint plug-in
--report-unknown-options false Usage Introduction

Manual Configuration

Manual configuration is recommended if one needs significant customization over the test environment and test-patch flags.


GitHub Actions support has only been tested on the ubuntu-latest image. It automatically configures --patch-dir to be ${GITHUB_WORKSAPCE}/yetus if not previously set.

See also: