Debian Bug report logs - #663465
python3-nose: exception in test generator --> TypeError: function takes exactly 5 arguments (1 given)

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Package: python3-nose; Maintainer for python3-nose is Gustavo Noronha Silva <>; Source for python3-nose is src:nose.

Reported by: Jakub Wilk <>

Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:45:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: fixed-upstream

Found in version nose/1.1.2-2

Fixed in version nose/1.3.0-1

Done: Dmitry Shachnev <>

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Bug#663465; Package python3-nose. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jakub Wilk <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: python3-nose: exception in test generator --> TypeError: function takes exactly 5 arguments (1 given)
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:40:24 +0100
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Package: python3-nose
Version: 1.1.2-2

Some exceptions in test generators make nosetests3 produce unhelpful 

| $ nosetests3
| E
| ======================================================================
| ERROR: Failure: UnicodeEncodeError ('ascii' codec can't encode character '\xf1' in position 0: ordinal not in range(128))
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Traceback (most recent call last):
|   File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/nose/", line 37, in runTest
|     raise self.exc_class(self.exc_val).with_traceback(self.tb)
| TypeError: function takes exactly 5 arguments (1 given)
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Ran 1 test in 0.004s
| FAILED (errors=1)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages python3-nose depends on:
ii  python3                3.2.2-1
ii  python3-pkg-resources  0.6.24-1
ii  python3.2              3.2.3~rc1-1

Jakub Wilk
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Set Bug forwarded-to-address to ''. Request was from Jakub Wilk <> to (Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:48:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Dmitry Shachnev <>
Subject: Bug#663465: fixed in nose 1.3.0-1
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:47:35 +0000
Source: nose
Source-Version: 1.3.0-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
nose, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:24:11 +0400
Source: nose
Binary: python-nose-doc python-nose python3-nose
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.3.0-1
Distribution: experimental
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Gustavo Noronha Silva <>
Changed-By: Dmitry Shachnev <>
 python-nose - test discovery and running of Python's unittest
 python-nose-doc - documentation for discovery and running for Python's unittest
 python3-nose - test discovery and running for Python3 unittest
Closes: 663465 675554
 nose (1.3.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
   [ Dmitry Shachnev ]
   * Team upload.
   * New upstream release (closes: #675554).
     - Fixes exceptions in tests generator (closes: #663465, thanks to
       Jakub Wilk for the bug report).
     - Provides, which allows using nose as "python3 -m nose"
       (thanks to Stefano Rivera for the patch).
   * Build-depend on python-coverage (for the test suite).
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4, no changes needed.
   * Disable some unstable tests (in multiprocessing module) to make the
     package not FTBFS.
   * Run the tests for Python 3.x during build.
   * debian/patches/manpage-formatting: dropped, the issue is properly
     fixed upstream.
   * debian/rules: disable HTTP traffic during build.
   * Refresh other patches.
   * Update debian/clean.
   [ Charlie Smotherman ]
   * Removed myself from uploaders in debian/control
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