[Python-Dev] Mac popups running make test

Carol Willing willingc at willingconsulting.com
Sun May 10 20:07:44 CEST 2015

On 5/10/15 10:29 AM, Tal Einat wrote:
> On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org 
> <mailto:brett at python.org>> wrote:
>     On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 10:04 AM Skip Montanaro
>     <skip.montanaro at gmail.com <mailto:skip.montanaro at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         I haven't run the test suite in awhile. I am in the midst of
>         running it on my Mac running Yosemite 10.10.3. Twice now, I've
>         gotten this popup:
>>         I assume this is testing some server listening on localhost.
>         Is this a new thing, either with the Python test suite or with
>         Mac OS X? (I'd normally be hidden behind a NAT firewall, but
>         at the moment I am on a miserable public connection in a
>         Peet's Coffee, so it takes on slightly more importance...)
>     It's not new.
> Indeed, I've run into this as well.
>         I've also seen the Crash Reporter pop up many times, but as
>         far as I could tell, in all cases the test suite output told
>         me it was expected. Perhaps tests which listen for network
>         connections should also mention that, at least on Macs?
>     Wouldn't hurt. Just requires tracking down which test(s) triggers
>     it (might be more than one and I don't know if answering that
>     popup applies for the rest of the test execution or once per test
>     if you use -j).
> If anyone starts working on this, let me know if I can help, e.g. 
> trying things on my own Mac.
I believe that the message has to do with OS X's sandboxing 
implementation and the setting of the sandbox's entitlement keys. Here's 
an Apple doc: 

I'm unaware of a way to work around this other than using Apple's code 
signing or adjusting target build settings in XCode :( If anyone knows a 
good way to workaround or manually set permission (other than clicking 
the Allow button), I would be interested.

*Carol Willing*
Developer | Willing Consulting
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