Nose and coverage

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I'm working on improving the PyBlosxom testing situation and in the process of doing that ran into a problem with nose (version 0.10.0) and coverage (version 2.77). Both installed with easy_install.

When running:

$ nosetests --verbose --with-coverage --cover-package=Pyblosxom --include unit
$ nosetests --verbose --with-coverage --cover-package=Pyblosxom --include functional

I bumped into the problem described here ( and here ( The solution is to either:

  • remove from /usr/bin, or

  • change the filename from /usr/bin/ to /usr/bin/coverage

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