[Python-Dev] Need help fixing failing Py3k Unittests in py3k-struni

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jul 11 17:50:13 CEST 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 7/11/07, Thomas Heller <theller at ctypes.org> wrote:
>> Christian Heimes schrieb:
>>> By the way the ctypes unit tests are causing a segfault on my machine:
>>> test_ctypes
>>> Warning: could not import ctypes.test.test_numbers: unpack requires a
>>> string argument of length 1
>>> Segmentation fault
>>> Ubunutu 7.04 on i386 machine with an Intel P3.
>> I can reproduce this.  ctypes.test.test_numbers is easy to fix, but there
>> are other severe problems with ctypes.
>> I would love to look into these, but I prefer debugging on Windows.
>> However, the windows build does not work because the _fileio builtin
>> module is missing from config.c.  Again, this is not so easy to fix,
>> because the ftruncate function does not exist on Windows.
> I don't have a Windows box; contributions to fix this situation are welcome.

You would accept a donated Windows box ? (1/2 ;-)

Michael Foord

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