[Distutils] buildout's tests fail for me

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Sep 1 16:21:23 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Reinout van Rees<reinout at vanrees.org> wrote:
> On 2009-09-01, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 3:42 AM, Reinout van Rees<reinout at vanrees.org> wrote:
>>> - Is this something I really should fix in my own setup?
>>> - Is there a known fix that can be applied to the test setup?
>> Yes. Use a clean Python built from source with nothing in site-packages.
> Ok, that helped partially.  But then I got an error like:
>  distutils.errors.DistutilsPlatformError: $MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET mismatch:
>  now "10.3" but "10.5" during configure

<shrug> Mac OS X weirdity.

> Waargh, that was in python2.4-checking code.  So I tried running the buildout
> with python2.4 instead of the 2.5 I've been using: success.

I run the tests on Mac OS X with Python 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.

> I don't know if the python24/python25 difference is known/intended, but in any
> case: I can run the tests now.
>> To build the buildout checkout, use dev.py, which is a special
>> bootstrap used when working on buildout itself.
> I haven't seen that dev.py documented.  Would a "development instructions for
> buildout itself" be good to add to the documentation?

I wouldn't make it part of the standard documentation.  Perhaps a
DEVELOPER.txt in the root directory.


Jim Fulton

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