I have a buildout recipe (zc.buildout 1.3.0) for a Plone site I'm building and it contains the line:
download-cache = downloads
but I find that when I run bin/buildout, the directory does not get created and I get the following traceback:
[educommons@vrs OCWBuildout]$ bin/buildout -Uv While: Initializing. Error: The specified download cache: '/home/educommons/OCWBuildout/downloads' Doesn't exist.
The code from zc.buildout.buildout looks like:
download_cache = options.get('download-cache') if download_cache: download_cache = os.path.join(options['directory'], download_cache) if not os.path.isdir(download_cache): raise zc.buildout.UserError( 'The specified download cache:\n' '%r\n' "Doesn't exist.\n" % download_cache) download_cache = os.path.join(download_cache, 'dist') if not os.path.isdir(download_cache): os.mkdir(download_cache)
It seems odd to me that if the download_cache directory doesn't exist, that UserError is raised. Shouldn't the directory be created? What would be the harm in that? Or am I missing something?
I realize that I could just mkdir downloads and it would work, but it seems to defeat the simplicity of "python bootstrap.py; bin/buidout; bin/instance start".
I'm sure this is some failure of understanding on my part, otherwise I'm sure someone else would have encountered this issue before.