StartUpFailure.shortDescription() fails with AttributeError

Bug #221151 reported by Marius Gedminas on 2008-04-23
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
zope.testing
Fix Released
Medium
Roman Joost
zope.testrunner
Fix Released
Medium
Tres Seaver

Bug Description

StartUpFailure subclasses unittest.TestCase, but doesn't call its __init__, which eventually results in
this error when a test suite containing a StartUpFailure object gets passed to the real unittest.TextTestRunner

> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "setup.py", line 47, in <module>
> 'zope.testing',
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/distutils/core.py", line 151, in setup
> dist.run_commands()
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/distutils/dist.py", line 974, in run_commands
> self.run_command(cmd)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/distutils/dist.py", line 994, in run_command
> cmd_obj.run()
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools/command/test.py", line 119, in run
> self.with_project_on_sys_path(self.run_tests)
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools/command/test.py", line 101, in with_project_on_sys_path
> func()
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools/command/test.py", line 130, in run_tests
> testLoader = loader_class()
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 768, in __init__
> self.runTests()
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 805, in runTests
> result = self.testRunner.run(self.test)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 705, in run
> test(result)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 437, in __call__
> return self.run(*args, **kwds)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 433, in run
> test(result)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 437, in __call__
> return self.run(*args, **kwds)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 433, in run
> test(result)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 281, in __call__
> return self.run(*args, **kwds)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 247, in run
> result.startTest(self)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 649, in startTest
> self.stream.write(self.getDescription(test))
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 642, in getDescription
> return test.shortDescription() or str(test)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/unittest.py", line 232, in shortDescription
> doc = self._testMethodDoc
> AttributeError: 'StartUpFailure' object has no attribute '_testMethodDoc'

This is a problem when you want to use zope.testing's test finding helpers to implement 'python setup.py test'.

Tres Seaver (tseaver) wrote :

I can verify that 'StartupFailure.__init__' still doesn't call the base class '__init__' on the zope.testrunner trunk.

Changed in zope.testing:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Roman Joost (romanofski) on 2010-06-16
Changed in zope.testing:
assignee: nobody → Roman Joost (romanofski-two)
Christian Theune (ctheune) wrote :

Marius: can you give a bit more information on how to reproduce this so we can write a test case? (or even better: give us a test case? :) )

Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :

Here's a failing test that reproduces the problem.

(I'm extremely unhappy with putting it inside the already-horribly-too-long class docstring, but refactoring the test suite would just muddy the waters at this point, and I'm not up to it.)

Tres Seaver (tseaver) on 2010-06-16
Changed in zope.testrunner:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Tres Seaver (tseaver)
Tres Seaver (tseaver) wrote :
Changed in zope.testrunner:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :

Context: https://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/2008-April/031564.html

Timothy Selivanow found this bug trying to do 'python setup.py test' for ZConfig-2.5.1. I analyzed the traceback and decided to file this bug.

Tres Seaver (tseaver) wrote :
Changed in zope.testrunner:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Roman Joost (romanofski) wrote :

I committed the patch today into zope.testing@113633.

Changed in zope.testing:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Gediminas Paulauskas (menesis) wrote :

Fix released in zope.testing 3.10.0

Changed in zope.testing:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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