[TIP] tox-1.2: some bug fixes for the virtualenv-based generic test runner

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Nov 11 04:34:35 PST 2011

On 10 Nov 2011, at 18:44, holger krekel wrote:

> tox 1.2: the virtualenv-based test run automatizer
> ===========================================================================
> I am happy to announce tox 1.2, now using and depending on the latest
> virtualenv code and containing some bug fixes.  TOX automates tedious
> test activities driven from a simple ``tox.ini`` file, including:

Hey Holger,

When I run tox 1.2 with Python 2.7 my Python 3 (3.1 / 3.2) tests no longer run - they are picking up the wrong virtualenv.py. 

_________________________ [tox testenv:py32] __________________________
[TOX] ***recreating virtualenv py32 (configchange/incomplete install detected)
[TOX] /compile/mock/.tox$ /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/bin/python3.2 /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py --no-site-packages py32 >py32/log/0.log
[TOX] ERROR: invocation failed, logfile: /compile/mock/.tox/py32/log/0.log
[TOX] ERROR: /compile/mock/.tox$ /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/bin/python3.2 /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py --no-site-packages py32 >py32/log/0.log
New python executable in py32/bin/python
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 1952, in <module>
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 810, in main
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 907, in create_environment
    search_dirs=search_dirs, never_download=never_download)
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 608, in install_distribute
    search_dirs=search_dirs, never_download=never_download)
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 493, in _install_req
    import pkg_resources
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources.py", line 45
    def _bypass_ensure_directory(name, mode=0777):
SyntaxError: invalid token

[TOX] ERROR: InvocationError: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/bin/python3.2 /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/virtualenv.py --no-site-packages py32 (see /compile/mock/.tox/py32/log/0.log)

It works fine with Python 2.6 (so not really a problem), but it's odd. Any ideas? (Mac OS X)

All the best,

Michael Foord

> * creation and management of different virtualenv environments with
>  different Python interpreters
> * packaging and installing your package into each of them
> * running your test tool of choice, be it nose, py.test or unittest2 or
>  other tools such as "sphinx" doc checks
> * testing dev packages against each other without needing to upload to PyPI
> It works well on virtually all Python interpreters that support virtualenv.
> Docs and examples are at:
>    http://tox.testrun.org
> Installation:
>    pip install -U tox
> code hosting and issue tracking on bitbucket:
>    http://bitbucket.org/hpk42/tox
> best,
> Holger Krekel
> 1.2 compared to 1.1
> ---------------------
> - remove the virtualenv.py that was distributed with tox and depend
>  on virtualenv-1.6.4 (possible now since the latter fixes a few bugs
>  that the inling tried to work around)
> - fix issue10: work around UnicodeDecodeError when inokving pip (thanks
>  Marc Abramowitz)
> - fix a problem with parsing {posargs} in tox commands (spotted by goodwill)
> - fix the warning check for commands to be installed in testevironment
>  (thanks Michael Foord for reporting)
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