[Python-Dev] test_ctypes failures on ppc64 debian

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 18:37:13 CEST 2006

[Thomas Heller]
> test_ctypes fails on the ppc64 machine.  I don't have access to such
> a machine myself, so I would have to do some trial and error, or try
> to print some diagnostic information.
> This should not be done in the trunk, so the question is: can the buildbots
> build branches?

Yes.  For example, that's how the buildbots run 2.4 tests.

> I assume I just have to enter a revision number and press the force-build
> button, is this correct?

No, you need to enter the "tail end" of the branch path in the "Branch
to build:" box.  You probably want to leave the "Revision to build:"
box empty.  Examples I know work because I've tried them in the past:
entering "trunk" in "Branch to build:" builds the current trunk, and
entering "branches/release24-maint" in "Branch to build:" builds the
current 2.4 branch.  I'm not certain that paths other than those work.

> Or would someone consider this abuse?

In this case, it only matters whether Matthias Klose thinks it's abuse
(since klose-debian-ppc64 is his box), so I've copied him on this
reply.  Matthias, I hope you don't mind some extra activity on that
box, since it may be the only way test_ctypes will ever pass on your
box :-)

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