[TIP] nosetests not recognizing some options?

jason pellerin jpellerin at gmail.com
Mon May 3 09:28:40 PDT 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Brian Jones <bkjones at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just an additional note, putting 'verbosity=3' in my ~/.noserc results in
> verbose output, but -v still doesn't work, and I'd much rather have -v than
> a hard-coded value in my rc file.

I've never seen behavior like this. If the options appear when you do
nosetests -h, then there's no reason I can see why they wouldn't be
working. Have you tried removing your .noserc completely? Are you able
to activate debug logging (--debug=nose)?


> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Brian Jones <bkjones at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry. I hate when I hit 'reply' and it doesn't do what I mean ;-P
>> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Augie Fackler <lists at durin42.com> wrote:
>>> > that's odd.  I can't really think of what's wrong but it seems that
>>> > something is broken at a very low level.  Do any other command line
>>> > scripts work that you've installed?  How did you install Python?  If
>>> > that doesn't turn up any clues the best way to be sure you have a
>>> > working Python is compile it from source and run its own test suite.
>>> > Run configure then make test
>>> I've seen this behaviour when using buildout - I've never figured out
>>> why things get wedged thus, but buildout always seems to trigger it.
>> I don't use buildout, or virtualenv, or any of that stuff. I
>> double-checked (I use virtualenv on another box - made sure it wasn't this
>> one).
>> At this point, I have now built a brand new Python 2.6.5 from source, ran
>> its tests, installed it, did easy_install nose, and had the very same exact
>> issue. So I downloaded the nose source tarball and ran its tests, and they
>> all passed, so I did setup.py install, ran it again, and got the exact same
>> behavior. This is really frustrating :(
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