On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Torsten Bögershausen <tbo...@web.de> wrote:
>> The test cases in contrib/remote-helpers use mercurial and python.
>> Before the tests are run, we check if python can import
>> "mercurial" and "hggit".
>> To run this check, python pointed out by PYTHON_PATH is used.
>> This may not work when different python binaries exist,
>> and PYTHON_PATH is not set:
>>  Makefile sets it to the default /usr/bin/python
>>  The PATH may point out e.g. /sw/bin/python.
>> When /sw/bin/python has the mercurial module installed,
>> but /usr/bin/python has not, the test will not be run.
>> Git respects PYTHON_PATH, hg does not.
>> Use python instead of $PYTHON_PATH to check for installed modules.
> And this would fail if the distribution doesn't have a 'python'
> binary, and instead has python2, python3, etc.

Also, it would fail if mercurial is installed for python2, and python
is really python3.

Felipe Contreras
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