[Python-Dev] Running 2.7 tests on OS X

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 25 20:30:51 CET 2014

On 2/25/2014 6:25 AM, Rik wrote:
> I want to try to submit a patch for 2.7, but I don't know how to run the
> tests for the 2.7 branch. `./configure` doesn't seem to create a
> `python.exe` file on the 2.7 branch on OS X Mavericks, and I do need
> this file according to this guide:
> http://docs.python.org/devguide/

While testing with a fresh build is definitely best, 2nd best is testing 
against the latest release, as long as it is installed with Lib/test 
included. So don't let build problems indefinitely stop you from 
submitting the patch ;-).

Terry Jan Reedy

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