Phillip J. Eby wrote:
At 08:38 PM 8/14/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
easy_install doesn't work automatically with elementtree, because its download link leads to an interstitial HTML page. So I thought I'd add the proper link to an index I'm keeping: http://effbot.org/downloads/elementtree-1.2.6-20050316.zip
But easy_install ignores it. It looks fine to me?
Heck if I know. I tried:
and it worked just fine. Got the url of a page I could use to test? Perhaps it's something in the surrounding HTML that's at issue.
Also, if I want to require a package that isn't locatable through PyPI, how should I deal with that? I can add a find_links value to setup.cfg, then put the link there. It'd be easier if I could put a URL to the package somewhere. Or I guess if I could have a sort of local index. But if I put "./docs/packages.html" as a find_links value, easy_install can't find that. So, what's the best way to deal with that? I'm okay with the index page myself, but I think other people may not want to maintain such a thing.
You can just put all the links directly in the --find-links value, you know. EasyInstall doesn't install links that it can tell are distributions.
OK, that'll do (probably putting the link in setup.cfg).
(I'm thinking of writing a little app to create a index for broken PyPI entries, but that's another topic.)
Make sure you add an option to send the owner of the broken entry an email every time you have to update your index. :)
Yeah... at the moment it's so many it's hard to be mad at them. I assume in the ElementTree case it's an attempt to be helpful, even if personally it invokes a "just give the file already" reaction.
Personally I'm expecting to use "setup.py upload" for all my future distribution, which should make it easier.