test breaks if existing mailman.cfg is found

Bug #543618 reported by Patrick Ben Koetter
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Fix Committed
Barry Warsaw

Bug Description

The test program reports an error if it detects an existing mailman.cfg:

Failure in test test_current_working_directory (mailman.tests.test_configfile.TestConfigFileSearch)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/unittest.py", line 279, in run
  File "/root/mailman/src/mailman/tests/test_configfile.py", line 107, in test_current_working_directory
    self.assertEqual(found, config_file)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/unittest.py", line 350, in failUnlessEqual
    (msg or '%r != %r' % (first, second))
AssertionError: '/etc/mailman.cfg' != u'/tmp/tmpVfAIyB/home/alex/mailman/hacking/mailman.cfg'

I believe it should not do this. It should either silently ignore the difference or use the test mailman.cfg or ... but not break.

Tags: 3.0 mailman
Barry Warsaw (barry)
Changed in mailman:
milestone: none → 3.0.0a6
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

Do you by any chance have $MAILMAN_CONFIG_FILE environment variable set? That's the only way I can see triggering this failure. Still that should not cause test failures because tests should not be dependent on the environment. I'll fix that.

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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :


Changed in mailman:
status: New → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Barry Warsaw (barry)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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Patrick Ben Koetter (p-state-of-mind) wrote :

Well spotted. I have it set on the machine:
p@mailman:~$ set | grep MAILMAN_CONFIG_FILE

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