test_popen3 fails on build

Michael Hudson mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 17 10:06:22 CET 2000

InHouseBox <inhouseboxNOinSPAM at yahoo.co.uk.invalid> writes:

> Building latest python on Solaris 2.6 fails  on
> 'make test' for test_popen3

Really latest Python?  As in from CVS, or Python 1.5.2?

If it Python 1.5.2, then it just a minor glitch which has been fixed;
part of the result of executing

$ cvs log popen2.py


revision 1.8
date: 1999/04/20 12:27:31;  author: guido;  state: Exp;  lines: +2 -1
Calling _cleanup() does not guarantee that all processes have
terminated; this makes the final assert in the self-test code fail if
the parent runs faster than the children.  Fix this by calling wait()
on the remaining children instead.

I don't think it's a real problem.


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