[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] buildbot warnings in hppa Ubuntu dapper trunk

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 04:05:49 CEST 2006

FYI, here's the minimal set of failing tests:

$ python_d ../Lib/test/regrtest.py test_file test_optparse
test test_optparse failed -- Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Code\python\lib\test\test_optparse.py", line 1042, in
  File "C:\Code\python\lib\test\test_optparse.py", line 158, in assertParseFail
    self.assertFalse("expected parse failure")

1 test OK.
1 test failed:
[23476 refs]

That also, using -w and -f, reproduces the bizarre HPPA behavior when
test_optparse is rerun in verbose mode (test_filetype_noexist passes
then, but test_version fails).

I have no idea why any of this is true, but there's good and bad news:
 reverting rev 46757 does _not_ make the problem go away.  So you're
off the hook, but we don't know who to crucify in your place ;-)

As to why the failure only showed up recently, I'm not sure, but
test_file must run before test_optparse, and it looks like the problem
goes away if "too many"(!) other tests intervene.  The Win2K buildbot
is unique in that test_file has been followed very soon by
test_optparse two builds in a row.

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