[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 root buildbot showing errors

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 08:09:45 CET 2014

The first build my new root buildbot did showed errors in the 2.7 test
suite, but I thought little of it as quite a few other 2.7 buildbots
are showing red, too. But it seems they're showing different errors,
so there might be something wrong with the setup.


First off, it's complaining about being unable to build _curses
(lacking curses.h). Is that a mandatory prereq that I should install,
or should Python be compatible with not having it?

Then further down, several SSL tests attempt:

s.connect_ex(("svn.python.org", 444)))

and get back EAGAIN when they're expecting ECONNREFUSED. Possibly my
firewall's delaying things somewhat and it's timing out with a signal;
when I try manually, the connection times out.

Are these failures a problem? Should they be fixed? The 3.x builds are
all coming up green.


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