#20714 closed Cleanup/optimization (wontfix)

Add a more informative error message when runtests fails to import from test suite directory

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Utilities Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no


When trying to run the test suite after updating my repo, I was getting strange ImportErrors. It turned out there were orphaned empty directories in the tests directory. A small change that prints a hint when that happens would help avoid confusion for new and less regular contributors.

A pull request for this is available here:

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comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by timo

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  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Comments from the pull request:

Marc: "I'm fairly confident that this isn't the only reason an exception could be raised on that line. It's probably a hangover from the one-off major refactor of how the test suite is structured which shouldn't impact too many people."

me: "I agree with Marc. You can use a git post-checkout hook to automatically delete empty directories. Added the tip here:"

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