Is there a quick & accurate way to test a python install?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Dec 16 06:00:52 CET 2012

On 12/15/2012 9:59 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:

> This is 2.6, on ubuntu-10.04.4 LTS

> gene at lathe:/usr/lib/python2.6/test$ python -m test.regrtest

That should be the right incantation for 2.6.

> test_grammar
> test_grammar skipped -- No module named test_grammar
> test_opcodes
> test_opcodes skipped -- No module named test_opcodes
> test_dict
> test_dict skipped -- No module named test_dict
> test_builtin

You appear to have some of /Lib/test/ present, including 
Lib/test/, but not move of the files. I do not 
know what is normal for an Ubuntu distribution. On Windows, I believe it 
is all or nothing.

> ImportError: cannot import name test_timeout

I have no idea why this one gave an exception rather than a skip.

Terry Jan Reedy

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