[Python-Dev] test_import failing
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 10 Oct 2000 08:04:39 -0500
> Neil Schemenauer writes:
> > I assume the CVS sources are basicly the same as 2.0c1. Anyhow,
> > test_import is failing on my Debian machine. The script is
> > creating "@test.py" and then trying to import it. "." is not in
> > sys.path for some reason.
> Jeremy & I finally figured this out. "make test" runs python with
> PYTHONPATH set to '' (an empty string). This is decidedly different
> from running with PYTHONPATH unset (I consider this a bug that should
> be fixed in 2.1).
> The empty string is interpreted as the current directory (as
> expected), so running "make test" adds the current directory to
> sys.path, but running the regression test (test_import or regrtest) as
> a script does not.
> We decided not to fix this now, since it's too late to be sure it's
> the right change, and adjusting the test case also means a very late
> change. So whoever runs the tests is responsible for making sure the
> current directory is on sys.path. (*Really* bogus!)
Proper fix, which I will check in momentarily: put
in front of test_import.py; and add
to the end.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)