[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] buildbot failure in sparc Debian 3.0

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Jul 11 05:08:11 CEST 2008

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Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Jeremy Hylton wrote:
>> Does anyone have a clue about why this test fails only on this
>> platform?  The test is question is verifying that URLError gets
>> raised.  From the traceback, it appears that there is an uncaught
>> exception (URLError) but it fails in an assertRaises() check for
>> URLError.  That doesn't make much sense unless the variable URLError
>> refers to different objects, but both modules use "from urllib.error
>> import URLError".  And, of course, the test works fine on other
>> platforms.
> It might be a transient error, and a complete cleanup of the tree
> might fix it. To do so, build a non-existent branch through the web ui,
> then build the original branch again; this will cause a fresh checkout.
> If the error then persists, my guess it's some kind of compiler issue,
> which can be investigated only with access to the machine.

I would also be on the lookout for stale .pyc / .pyo files:  I saw a
similar failure recently while testing third-party code, and suspected
both causes:  cleaning out the .pyc files and carefully removing aliased
imports eventually got the problem to go away (at which point I could no
longer reproduce it at all).

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