[Distutils] RFC: Barely minimal CI + tests + packaging in Python WAS: Guidelines for where to put tests & how to package them

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Mar 11 16:45:55 CET 2010

At 01:34 PM 3/11/2010 +0000, Chris Withers wrote:
>When I last tried using setuptools test_require stuff (in a buildout 
>driven pylons app, iirc) I ended up with the resulting eggs dumped 
>in the root of my buildout and no, the ddn't go away at the end of 
>the test run...

Interesting.  Must be an artifact of how buildout calls things, then, 
because setuptools drops them to the *current* directory, under 
circumstances that assume it's running in the setup.py directory.  If 
buildout is calling it *programmatically*, then all bets are off; 
it's effectively buildout's responsibility to set the current 
directory appropriately before invoking the test command (or any 
other setup command, for that matter).

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