When I say "somehow missing" I'm not referring to the K (known fail). I'm referring to exceptions and tracebacks caused by trying to import test_X for various value of X: the modules were actually missing. I've never seen that before, so I was quite shocked. Normally I build on the oldest version of Mac OS X I can for the desired binary, but in this case I wanted to see what would happen if I built on 10.7 for a binary that works on 10.6 and 10.7. It resulted in this odd situation: the binary installed everything correctly on 10.7 but somehow failed to install some sub-packages on 10.6. Unfortunately I don't have time to look into it right now; I just took the simple way out of building again on 10.6. Unfortunately that meant a binary with known issues was up for a few hours. I do have the defective binary installer if anyone wants a look at it.

-- Russell

On Jul 5, 2012, at 12:47 PM, John Hunter wrote:



On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Russell E. Owen <rowen@uw.edu> wrote:

When I tested on Mac OS X 10.6 I found that most unit tests were somehow
missing. Rather than try to diagnose the problem, I built a new binary
on 10.6, confirmed that it installed properly (with all unit tests) on
10.6 and 10.7, then uploaded it to replace the earlier 10.6 binary.

The same test I mentioned in my previous post still fails using the new
binary, on both 10.6 and 10.7.


Almost all of the test failures you ported were 'K' ie KNOWNFAIL.  Usually when you get a bunch of knownfails, it is because you don't have a prereq installed, eg inkscape for converting SVG.

Are you sure you have the requirements on all of the platforms

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/devel/coding_guide.html#requirements

Thanks,
JDH