Building Python 2.2 - curses module test failure

Jerry Nash jnash at
Wed Jan 30 17:22:26 EST 2002

On 30 Jan 2002 15:34:35 GMT, A.M. Kuchling <akuchlin at> wrote:
>In article <u4rl41626.fsf at>, Michael Hudson wrote:
>> $ ../../build/python -u curses
>> test_curses
>> test test_curses crashed -- _curses.error: curs_set() returned ERR
>> 1 test failed:
>>     test_curses
>> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
>It still runs for me:
>ute python>./python Lib/test/ -u curses
>1 test OK.
>ute python>
>Updating to the current CVS and recompiling didn't show any problem
>either.  Puzzling...

I've built Python2.2 from the tarballs retrieved from the
links are and ran:

./python Lib/test/ -u curses

also with no errors and '1 test OK.' result.

My python 2.2 was built with:

SuSE 7.3 with 2.4.17 kernel and gcc 2.95.3

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