[Biopython-dev] Running unit tests on non-English OS

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Jun 27 22:21:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> From some unit test output posted by Manabu Ishii via Twitter I
> think the test suite is having problems checking for external tools
> on non-English operating systems (e.g. Debian in Japanese):
> http://d.hatena.ne.jp/manabou/20100619
> http://twitter.com/manabou
> I've tried to update a few to do a better job (test_Muscle_tool.py,
> test_Clustalw_tool.py and test_Emboss.py), but what I really need
> is someone to run the test suite on a non English system - ideally
> without all these command line tools installed. The tests should
> notice when the tool is missing, and be skipped without errors.
> Could anyone with a non-English OS try running the latest code
> from git (or even the latest release) to see if you get similar
> problems?

I've also included an idea from Manabu Ishii to set environment
variable LANG=C to get the default of USA English. This should
work on Linux etc, and is probably harmless on Windows.

Again, testing would be most welcome (any non-English OS),



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