[Python-Dev] test_sax and test_random fail on Python 3.6.2rc1 on Windows

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Wed Jun 21 10:10:53 EDT 2017

I’m looking. Nobody in any of their reports has actually said what the line endings *are* in they install yet (I assume \n), and I haven’t had a chance to check yet.

Do we have a minimum git version requirement? Maybe I need to update my build machine.

Top-posted from my Windows phone

From: Victor Stinner
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:27
To: Python Dev; Steve Dower
Subject: test_sax and test_random fail on Python 3.6.2rc1 on Windows


The end-of-line hell is not over, test_sax and test_random tests are
still failing if you install Python 3.6.2rc1 on Windows:

These tests rely on files in Lib/test/. The end-of-line of these files
is controlled by .gitattributes, but it seems like the Windows
installer changed the end-of-line or the file were not correctly
created on the Git clone (.gitattributes ignored)?

In my Git checkout on Windows, Lib/test/xmltestdata/test.xml.out and
Lib/test/randv2_32.pck use UNIX end-of-line (\n).

While it's possible to fix test_sax to translate the end-of-line, I
would prefer to not have to modify test_random which opens a pickle
binary file (Lib/test/randv2_32.pck).

So, can someone look how the Windows installer stores and then
installs these files?


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