I’m trying to make an open source contribution to a python module that is hosted on Github (pypika).
I cloned the repo from github and ran
pip in editable install mode such that any future imports would point to my version of the code.
But when I try running a test file within the repo, I get an error when trying to import the module. What am I doing wrong? How can I make it so that the import will use the modified module that I’m working on?
$ cd Dev $ git clone https://github.com/kayak/pypika.git $ pip install -e /Users/me/Dev/pypika Obtaining file:///Users/me/Dev/pypika Installing collected packages: PyPika Running setup.py develop for PyPika Successfully installed PyPika $ python3 ./pypika/pypika/tests/test_functions.py Traceback (most recent call last): File "./pypika/pypika/tests/test_functions.py", line 3, in <module> from pypika import ( ImportError: No module named 'pypika'
PyPika maintainer here. In order to contribute it’s best to make a fork on Github and put your contributions in a separate branch which you can then pull request.
In order to run the tests you simply need to execute
python -m unittest in the project folder of PyPika. (Or use the Python test runner functionality of your favourite IDE.)
pip install -e /Users/me/Dev/pypika will work if executed in the environment of the project in which you want to use PyPika.