[TIP] tox and setup.py

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jun 24 05:01:35 PDT 2011

On 24/06/2011 03:58, Jorge Cardona wrote:
> Hi,
> I have set a tox.ini with a setup.py which describe a python package
> and I tested it with tox, the first step is to create a sdist in zip
> format of the package, but I need to change the version to refresh the
> zip every time I want to test the code, there is a way to test it
> without change the package version every time?

By default tox will recreate the sdist, for the main package under test, 
every time. Are you sure this isn't happening, or is this particular 
setup.py for a dependency rather than the main package?

(I use tox for mock and run tests in between minor edits without bumping 
the version number. It builds a fresh sdist and installs it into the 
virtualenvironments every time.)

All the best,


> Thanks.


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