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Title: test_importlib.test_windows emits deprecation warning over usage of distutils
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Tests, Windows Versions: Python 3.10
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, vstinner, xtreak, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2021-03-07 05:11 by xtreak, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg388223 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-07 05:11
test_windows uses distutil which emits a deprecation warning due to distutils being deprecated. sysconfig.get_platform and distutils.util.get_host_platform seem to be identical though distutils.util.get_platform has an extra if clause for nt systems. This is related to

./python -Wall -m test test_importlib.test_windows
0:00:00 load avg: 0.00 Run tests sequentially
0:00:00 load avg: 0.00 [1/1] test_importlib.test_windows
/root/cpython/Lib/test/test_importlib/ DeprecationWarning: The distutils package is deprecated and slated for removal in Python 3.12. Use setuptools or check PEP 632 for potential alternatives
  from distutils.util import get_platform
test_importlib.test_windows skipped -- No module named 'winreg'
test_importlib.test_windows skipped

== Tests result: SUCCESS ==

1 test skipped:

Total duration: 56 ms
Tests result: SUCCESS
msg391079 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-04-14 14:08
It should be fixed by:

commit 1899087b21119c5c64cd41619b542c0bf0ab5751
Author: Brett Cannon <>
Date:   Fri Mar 26 11:55:07 2021 -0700

    bpo-42136: Deprecate module_repr() as found in importlib (GH-25022)
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:42adminsetgithub: 87592
2021-04-14 14:08:17vstinnersetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + vstinner
messages: + msg391079

resolution: fixed
stage: resolved
2021-03-07 05:11:06xtreakcreate