[Distutils] virtualenv and buildout integration ?
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Aug 27 09:46:07 CEST 2009
Gary Poster wrote:
> While it has the functionality that I believe you want (that is, you can
> entirely exclude the normal Python site-packages),
> we're using it
> successfully on Launchpad right now to do something similar to what you
> describe, but different. We allow site-packages through, so we get
> system lxml and pyopenssl, for instance, but we explicitly get
> distributions via buildout for the bits that are more closely tied to
> the application, even if conflicting eggs are installed for the system.
> We've only had the changes in place for a couple of weeks, but things
> seem to be *much* smoother with them now.
Indeed. Sounds great. However, what do you do if the system installed
libraries are the wrong very (eg: the buildout specifies a particular
version, and the one in site-packages isn't it)?
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