This page contains my notes on coverage.py.
Installation on OS X 10.5
easy_install coverage fails on OS X and complains about a out-of-date
version of setuptools even if you have updated setuptools with
sudo easy_install -U setuptools than the problem is that the
script in /usr/bin has the path to the old setuptools package in
hardcoded and won't use the updated version in
The error message will look like the following:
The required version of setuptools (>=0.6c9) is not available, and can't be installed while this script is running. Please install a more recent version first, using 'easy_install -U setuptools'. (Currently using setuptools 0.6c7 (/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ Versions/2.5/Extras/lib/python)) error: Setup script exited with 2
One simple solution is to use the following command to install coverage:
sudo python -m easy_install coverage
By using the python module directly instead of the script in /usr/bin the updated setuptools version will be used and coverage.py will install happily.
Usage with Django Tests
To get a coverage report for your Django tests just run the following commands:
coverage.py -e coverage.py -x manage.py test [<appname>] coverage.py -r -m > coverage.txt