[TIP] Bug when testing nested virtual environments under Tox

André Caron andre.l.caron at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 05:19:57 PST 2016

Also seems like a bug to me, but I don't know if the compatibility between
the two implementations is even somebody's goal at the moment.

I'm getting these results on OSX, I haven't tried Debian nor Windows yet.

I guess I'll move this info to Python's bug tracker because it's clearly
not an issue with Tox per se :-)

Thanks for the help!


On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:23 AM, Florian Bruhin <me at the-compiler.org>

> * André Caron <andre.l.caron at gmail.com> [2016-01-17 23:34:49 -0500]:
> > Yup, adding "virtualenv==13.1.2" in my "deps" section and using "python
> -m
> > virtualenv" instead of "python -m venv" fixes it...
> >
> > While totally understandable, this is rather surprising: I would have
> > expected the official venv implementation to be based on the popular
> > virtualenv package.
> This still sounds a bug in either virtualenv or venv to me. I'm not
> sure which one ;)
> > I'm trying to stick to the now standard package since I'm only targetting
> > Python 3.5+ anyways, but I can't use it when I use Tox to test my
> package.
> FWIW, I had various other trouble with the stdlib venv, mainly because
> Debian/Ubuntu patch it and break things in the process.
> Not sure if it's better nowadays, but I ended up using virtualenv
> instead which worked better for me.
> Florian
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