[openstack-dev] [testing] moving testrepository *outside* the tox venv

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Sat Jul 11 09:58:37 UTC 2015

On 11 July 2015 at 15:54, Ian Cordasco <ian.cordasco at rackspace.com> wrote:
> On 7/10/15, 18:34, "Monty Taylor" <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
>>On 07/10/2015 07:19 PM, Robert Collins wrote:
>>> On 10 July 2015 at 01:59, Morgan Fainberg <morgan.fainberg at gmail.com>
>>>> Or a database per python major version (or at least gracefully handle
>>>>the incompatibility).
>>> So that would partition the data, and the whole point of test
>>> *repository* is that it builds a database across all your tests to
>>> answer useful questions.
>>Totally understand that.
>>On the other hand ...
>>a) is that setup/behavior common enough to be more important than:
>>b) the dbm file format mess is both annoying and confusing
>>I get the theory of why - but it's also a common thing that provides rage.
> Just as an example, I went to fix a pypy error and was receiving an
> exception about not being able to import _bsddb. The fix? Remove
> .testrepository. I understand testrepository is meant to be a metatool,
> but it provides very bizarre problems in some cases. I understand why we
> use it, but the situation really need to improve the situation.

Fixing that is why I'm proposing this change ;).


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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