[TIP] [tox] KeyError: 'HOMEDRIVE' on Windows

Ronny Pfannschmidt Ronny.Pfannschmidt at gmx.de
Fri Jan 27 07:11:08 PST 2012

On 01/27/2012 02:36 PM, Chris Withers wrote:
> On 27/01/2012 12:42, Ronny Pfannschmidt wrote:
>>> Why does Tox need a home directory? What does it use it for?
>> currently it stores build artifacts there for use/reuse
>> after checking the involved code,
>> it seems that homedir shouldn't be used in a ci server context
>> to begin with (homedir makes more sense for local use).
>> i have a fix in mind that would help with that,
>> i'll implement after some more discussion with holger.
>> since you probably dont use homedir substitutions,
>> you can probably help yourself for the time being by switching the call
>> to py.path._gethomedir to simply a empty string
> Hmm, except that tox is installed by ShiningPanda each time it runs...
> Is there some environment variable or tox config option I can set that
> will cause this not to be called?

currently not, right now the code is unconditional,
is it possible to have ShiningPanda install a custom tox tarball?

-- Ronny

> cheers,
> Chris

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