[Bug 530952] [NEW] mailman-3.0.0a5 fails bin/test on MacOSX

Richard Wackerbarth rkw at dataplex.net
Tue Mar 2 21:44:26 CET 2010

Public bug reported:

The name of a tempfile is not unique on MacOSX.
/tmp/<RANDOM>/a_file is actually stored in /private/tmp/<RANDOM>/a_file because MacOSX has a symbolic link for /tmp

This causes test_configfile to fail because the faked root is presented
as different values by os.path.abspath

A patch which creates to same canonical name within the test is

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

mailman-3.0.0a5 fails bin/test on MacOSX
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