[TIP] Tox - passing tests_require from setup.py to Tox

Alyssa Kwan me at alyssackwan.name
Sun Nov 29 00:07:10 PST 2015

Thanks, Rob,

I got this working by passing in `tests_require` as an env var joined by 
`\n`. That worked when in-lining the env var in `deps=`.


On 29 Nov 2015, at 0:04, Robert Collins wrote:

> On 29 November 2015 at 17:05, Alyssa Kwan <me at alyssackwan.name> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Apologies if this has been covered before. I've looked high and low 
>> and
>> can't find it, so please excuse the potentially poor Google-fu.
>> I merely want to pass tests_require from setup.py (setuptools) to 
>> Tox. I'm
>> using the setuptools.command.test.test extension as documented here:
>> https://testrun.org/tox/latest/example/basic.html#integration-with-setuptools-distribute-test-commands.
>> I tried using an env var but it broke with multiple deps. I'm sure 
>> this is
>> fairly standard.
>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
> The testrun.org thing you link to uses tests_require to *install* tox;
> any actual test dependencies you have won't be installed in your tox
> managed virtual environments, because tox doesn't introspect
> tests_require. You need to use the usual tox mechanisms (e.g. deps = )
> to specify your test dependencies.
> HTH,
> Rob
> -- 
> Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
> Distinguished Technologist
> HP Converged Cloud
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