"I recently ran into the problem of not wanting to generate lots
of data manually. I initially thought that I would write a shell
script to do this, but figured I might as well look around first. I
stumbled across a program called Spawner which is great for
generating data for database testing.
"Once you've downloaded spawner from sourceforge you'll probably
have to install some libraries. I had to install gtkhtml,
gnome-spell2, gdk-pixbuf and glib on OpenSuse and very similar
packages on Fedora 8."