How to compile and run litmus (on debian) for WebDAV tests

litmus is a WebDAV test suite to test your webserver for all needed WebDAV methods which could help you debugging WebDAV problems like described in this FAQ:

The test suite is available here:

but is fairly old (latest release 9 December 2011) and needs some steps to get it to work on Debian when testing SSL enabled webservers:

1. Download sources

Download and extract the sources from the link above to /usr/src

2. Install dependencies

The "libneon27-gnutls-dev" needs to be installed which contains a fixed libneon27 packages instead of the shipped one in litmus

3. Edit configure script

The /usr/src/litmus-0.13/configure scripts needs to be edited to be able to compile litmus against the external libneon27 lib. Open up the file in your favorite texteditor and replace all:

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4. Configure and compile litmus

Change to the folder /usr/src/litmus-0.13 and run the following:

./configure --with-ssl --with-neon=/usr


and then su / sudo and run:

make install

5. Run the testsuite against ownCloud

The following command can be used to test your webserver:

litmus username password

Optional you can continue if one test is failing by adding the -k switch to the command above:

litmus -k username password