We are looking at deploying devpi-server as a local python package index where I work. It will replace an aging Chishop instance. We manage our servers using (Opscode) Chef so I started a Chef cookbook to manage the devpi instance. If anyone else is using Chef, the cookbook is available as https://github.com/dave-shawley/devpi-cookbook. Comments, pull requests, and the like are always welcome.
enjoy - dave