unittest: new reporting category "skipped"

Remy Blank remy.blank_asps at pobox.com
Thu Sep 23 17:11:32 CEST 2004

Roy Smith wrote:
> Having just completed a project which required testing as root, I can 
> sympathize with you completely!  If at all possible, try to avoid 
> getting painted into that particular corner.
> Is it possible that by building the appropriate test scaffolding, you 
> could run the tests as a normal user?  For example, let's say the reason 
> you need to be root is because you are reading a file which is mode 600.  
> You could then do something like this:


> It's not always possible or practical to do that, but it's worth 
> thinking about.

Yes, well, the whole idea of my project (which I'll call mockfs) is
to provide a framework to do exactly that. However, for it to be
useful, it has to behave as closely as possible as an original
filesystem. So the idea was to write a test suite that can be run
either on the real filesystem (in a chroot environment), or on the
mock filesystem. Both should pass identically. And for running it on
the real filesystem, well, you need to be root for some tests.

-- Remy

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