[Python-Dev] 2.3.1 is (almost) a go

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Sep 24 07:53:26 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 03:15, Anthony Baxter wrote:
> Last chance for feedback on python2.3.1 ... :)
> Draft of announce message at www.python.org/2.3.1/announce.txt

I pulled down rc2 and ran the tests randomly on RH9, with "-u all -r". 
I see that test_mimetypes failed unexpectedly:

test test_mimetypes failed -- Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/Python-2.3.1/Lib/test/test_mimetypes.py", line 52, in
    eq(all, ['.bat', '.c', '.h', '.ksh', '.pl', '.txt'])
  File "/tmp/Python-2.3.1/Lib/unittest.py", line 302, in failUnlessEqual
    raise self.failureException, \
AssertionError: ['.asc', '.bat', '.c', '.h', '.ksh', '.pl', '.txt'] !=
['.bat', '.c', '.h', '.ksh', '.pl', '.txt']

test_bsddb3 produced two locker killed messages, which didn't happen
last time I tested from the HEAD.  Then again I wasn't running the tests
with -r last time either, but I also understand that these tracebacks
can happen and don't cause the tests to fail.

In the first run, test_queue also failed, with this output:

test test_queue failed -- blocking function '<bound method Queue.get of
<Queue.Queue instance at 0x402471cc>>' appeared not to block

Of these, it seems like the mimetypes one should be fixed before the
release.  I doubt I'll have time today to debug it, but I could probably
arrange to run another test on RH9 if need be.


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