[pypy-dev] test_file fails, hard-coded tmp dir to blame?

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Mon Jan 17 10:37:06 CET 2005

Hi Khalid, 

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 02:29 +0000, A.B., Khalid wrote:
> test_file fails at this end. It seems that it tries to create a '/tmp/tt' 
> file, but it fails. This is so because my temp directory is at 
> '/windows/temp' not '/tmp'.

Yes, this hardcoded temp path is wrong. 

> If I correctly understand this problem, then find attached a fix that got 
> the test to pass. Hope that helps.

It fixes the problem but it will create more and more temporary directories. 
In PyPy, we have a "pypy.tool.udir.udir" which gets globally created for 
every test run. Older test session directories will get removed so we 
don't clutter temp-directories so much .... i just fixed it accordingly. 

> PS. In case the developers here are interested to know, all the tests pass 
> now on this box, including the JAVA and LISP ones which are made to use 
> Jikes (version 1.20) and GNU CLISP (version 2.33) on Win98, MinGW built 
> Python (from CVS), and GCC 3.4.2 (MinGW special).

Ah, that sounds good!  Yesterday i spent some time to get the tests 
to fail more nicely if java/lisp/C cannot be found.  So we have covered
both ends :-) 



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