Linux users: please run gui tests

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Fri Aug 7 05:43:41 CEST 2015

On 2015-08-07, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
> Python has an extensive test suite run after each 'batch' of commits on 
> a variety of buildbots.  However, the Linux buildbots all (AFAIK) run 
> 'headless', with gui's disabled.  Hence the following
> test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
> (and on 3.5, test_tix, but not important)
> are skipped either in whole or in part.
> We are planning on adding the use of tkinter.ttk to Idle after the 3.5.0 
> release, but a couple of other core developers have expressed concern 
> about the reliability of tkinter.ttk on Linux.
> There is also an unresolved issue where test_ttk hung on Ubuntu Unity 3 
> years ago.
> I would appreciate it if some people could run the linux version of
> py -3.4 -m test -ugui test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
> (or 3.5).  I guess this means 'python3 for the executable.
> and report here python version, linux system, and result.
> Alteration of environment and locale is a known issue, skip that.

$ uname -a
Linux aleph 3.12.21-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 2 22:46:08 CDT 2014 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220T CPU @ 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

$ python3 --version
Python 3.3.5

$ py -3.4 -m test -ugui test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
bash: py: command not found

$ python3 -3.4 -m test -ugui test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
Unknown option: -3
usage: python3 [option] ... [-c cmd | -m mod | file | -] [arg] ...
Try `python -h' for more information.


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