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ValueError: No closing quotation

See original GitHub issue

System Info

  • Operating System: uname -a: 4.15.0-39-generic
  • Python Version: python --version: Python 2.7.15rc1
  • Version of catkin_tools: catkin --version OR Git revision
catkin_tools 0.4.4 (C) 2014-2018 Open Source Robotics Foundation
catkin_tools is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (
Using Python 2.7.15rc1 (default, Nov 12 2018, 14:31:15) [GCC 7.3.0]
  • ROS Distro: echo $ROS_DISTRO: melodic
  • Shell: zsh 5.4.2 (x86_64-ubuntu-linux-gnu) but the bug appears also in bash

Build / Run Issue

  • Works with catkin_make
  • Works with catkin_make_isolated --merge
  • Works with catkin build
  • Works with catkin build -p1
  • I did not read this
  • Does not work with catkin config

Expected Behavior

  • catkin config should show the configuration

Actual Behavior

  • catkin config should show the configuration, I have (here shortened)
WARNING: Could not parse env string: `export CLUTTER_IM_MODULE=xim
export COMP_WORDBREAKS=$' \t\n"\'><;|&(:'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/catkin", line 9, in <module>
    load_entry_point('catkin-tools==0.4.4', 'console_scripts', 'catkin')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/commands/", line 267, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/commands/", line 262, in catkin_main
    sys.exit(args.main(args) or 0)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/verbs/catkin_build/", line 290, in main
    ctx = Context.load(opts.workspace, opts.profile, opts, append=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/", line 175, in load
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/", line 324, in load_env
    sticky_env = get_resultspace_environment(self.devel_space_abs, quiet=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/", line 160, in get_resultspace_environment
    for k, v in parse_env_str(lines).items()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_tools/", line 688, in parse_env_str
    split_envs = [e.split('=', 1) for e in cmd_split(environ_str)]
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 279, in split
    return list(lex)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 269, in next
    token = self.get_token()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 96, in get_token
    raw = self.read_token()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 172, in read_token
    raise ValueError, "No closing quotation"
ValueError: No closing quotation

Steps to Reproduce the Issue

cd my_ros_workspace
export COMP_WORDBREAKS=$' \t\n"\'><;|&(:'
catkin config

Bash command unset COMP_WORDBREAKS solves the issue.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Reactions:2
  • Comments:7 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

galoucommented, Nov 29, 2018

Am I the only one to have this issue? Could this be a shlex issue?

galoucommented, Jul 27, 2021

I’m confirming that #686 solves the issue.

Thanks a lot!

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