[Biopython-dev] Test python 2.6

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Oct 26 16:41:57 UTC 2010

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Dragoslav Zaric
<zaricdragoslav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> I run
> python run_tests.py in Tests folder with python 2.6.2 I got one error
> in test file test_SeqIO_online.py
> I open the file and went to line that caused error and it looks like
> it is not functional error, it is just data error, because there is no data
> for in database for supplied parameters:
> ("genome", ["fasta", "gb"], "X52960", 248, "Ktxz0HgMlhQmrKTuZpOxPZJ6zGU")
> So I commented this line and leave other two and all tests passed after this.

I'd noticed that failing a little while back, and had assumed it was just a
temporary network problem. In fact looks like the NCBI have changed
how searching against the genome database works. This update fixes
the test on Python 2.6:


> Anyway, now I am installing python 3.1.2 and will run tests when
> finish installation.

Note there are some known failures on Python 3, this includes
test_SeqIO_online.py (bytes vs unicode).


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