0.15 fails to build under Debian

Jari Aalto jari.aalto at cante.net
Sat Apr 14 18:50:14 BST 2007

John Arbash Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> writes:

> 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". 

Yes, please add this to 0.15.1 so that we can get bzr packaged for

> 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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