[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 root buildbot showing errors

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jan 6 15:09:28 CET 2014

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:09 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> http://buildbot.python.org/all/builders/AMD64%20Debian%20root%202.7/builds/3/steps/test/logs/stdio
> 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?

Yes, curses should be considered entirely optional so the tests should
still pass (as long as the build doesn't error out then the compiler
message about not being able to build curses is not critical).


> 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.
> ChrisA
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