[Distutils] Virtualenv bug breaking tox runs

Randy Syring randy at thesyrings.us
Wed Jul 15 06:55:50 CEST 2015

I'm trying to use tox from python2 to test a python3 environment. But I 
get an exception like the following:

> rsyring at loftex:~/projects/blaze/blazeutils-src$ python -m virtualenv 
> --python python3 ~/tmp/testvenv
> Running virtualenv with interpreter /home/rsyring/bin/python3
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/virtualenv.py", line 
> 14, in <module>
>     import shutil
>   File "/opt/python34/lib/python3.4/shutil.py", line 11, in <module>
>     import fnmatch
>   File "/opt/python34/lib/python3.4/fnmatch.py", line 15, in <module>
>     import functools
>   File "/opt/python34/lib/python3.4/functools.py", line 21, in <module>
>     from collections import namedtuple
>   File "/opt/python34/lib/python3.4/collections/__init__.py", line 17, 
> in <module>
>     from reprlib import recursive_repr as _recursive_repr
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/reprlib.py", line 3, in 
> <module>
>     from repr import *
> ImportError: No module named 'repr'

There is a bug for this in virtualenv:


So, I realize I could use `python3 -m virtualenv` if I was running the 
command myself.  But, tox is making the call to virtualenv.

This was working the last time I tested it but has now broken.  I'm 
guessing that is because I upgraded tox or virtualenv?

Any pointers welcome as to the best way to resolve this issue now?

Thanks in advance.

*Randy Syring*
Husband | Father | Redeemed Sinner

/"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world
and forfeit his soul?" (Mark 8:36 ESV)/

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