Some tests may unexpectedly fail on certain platforms. Here are
failures that we know (something) about and intend to fix in a
following patch release. These bugs may simply be in the test suite,
but they may indicate bugs in Python.
- The test for the ossaudiodev
module hangs on some Red Hat systems. (This test is only run when
regrtest.py is invoked with -u audio as argument.)
- test_grp and test_pwd may fail. We've had reports of this on Unix systems that use a "+" at the beginning of a line in the /etc/group or /etc/passwd file to indicate NIS/YP or LDAP consultation. The bugs may also be related to duplicate id in these files. See SourceForge bug reports number 775964 and 779218.
- There have been some reports on Debian systems about test_ioctl failures. We haven't be able to more widely reproduce this. See SourceForge bug report number 777867
- There have been reports that test_bsddb may fail on some
systems. This appears to be a fault in the test suite - we
believe that this is now fixed, but if you still see the problem,
please open a bug report on Sourceforge.
- test_tempfile may fail on HP/UX if your maximum number of
filedescriptors is low (it appears to be 60 by default).
To report a bug not listed above, always check the SourceForge Bug Tracker to
see if they've already been reported. Use the bug tracker to report
new bugs. If
you have a patch, please use the SourceForge Patch Manager.
Please mention that you are reporting a bug in 2.3, and note that you
must have a SourceForge account and be logged in to submit a bug
report or patch (we require this in case we need more information from
If you have access to an "unusual" platform, you might want to
consider adding your report to the Wiki page
Python 2.3.3 Platform Reports.