0.15 fails to build under Debian

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Sat Apr 14 16:59:05 BST 2007

Jari Aalto wrote:
> I tried to build Debian package out of 0.15 release, now when Etch has
> been released, but got stuck here. Please advice how can I help or
> proceed.
> The build process was ran under root account.
> Jari

I believe this is testing how we fail when a directory is readonly. (So
that we get a nice clean error).

However, when you are root, *nothing* is readonly. I'm not sure how to
resolve this. We could check for "geteuid() == 0" and then for 0.15
raise "TestSkipped". In 0.16 I would rather see it use
"self.knownFailure()" to indicate that we know the test fails when run
as root.


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