[Distutils] buildbot for buildout (again)

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Fri Aug 27 15:00:08 CEST 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 01:05:29PM +0200, Adam GROSZER wrote:
> Hello Jim,
> Friday, August 27, 2010, 12:54:12 PM, you wrote:
> JF> I suspect that part of the problem may be that the tests tend to
> JF> depend on how the python used to run them is configured.  I always ran
> JF> them with a clean Python. Other people tended to run them with a Python
> JF> that had setuptools or distribute installed, and changed the tests to make them
> JF> pass in their environment -- and so on.  I'm going to take a fresh
> JF> look at the way
> JF> the tests are written and run to try to address this, among other things.
> I think it would help a lot having the exact requirements for tests written
> down.

I believe they are:

> Or even maybe checking those in the tests's setUp?

That would be even better, because people generally don't read

Best of all would be if the tests could be made to work with a Python
that already has setuptools/distribute installed.  Virtualenv is so much
easier than compiling your own clean Python from scratch.

Marius Gedminas
Remember, drive defensively! And of course, the best defense is a good offense!
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