[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r46005 - in python/trunk: Lib/tarfile.py Lib/test/test_tarfile.py Misc/NEWS
brett at python.org
Mon May 15 23:23:39 CEST 2006
On 5/15/06, Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:
> > "Something went wrong" here on Windows. The Windows buildbot slaves
> > other than mine eventually died with:
> > """
> > ...
> > test_tarfile
> > command timed out: 1200 seconds without output
> > """:
> > I was working on my box at the time, and it became dramatically
> > unusable: took about two minutes just to swap enough of the OS back
> > in to _bring up_ Task Manager to see what was going on. ...
> OK, I fixed that, but unfortunately the checkin comment was correct:
> The Windows buildbot slaves shouldn't swap themselves to death
> anymore. However, test_tarfile may still fail because of a
> temp directory left behind from a previous failing run.
> Windows buildbot owners may need to remove that directory
> by hand.
> I did that on my box, and test_tarfile passes there now, but
> test_tarfile is still failing on other Windows slaves; e.g.,
> WindowsError: [Error 183] Cannot create a file when that file already
Ignorant question probably, but why can't the test just check for the
directory first, and remove it if it exists?
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