Saint Germain wrote:
No lib/python/site-packages are created !
Nor should they. When you use develop eggs, they are added to the develop-eggs directory.
Yes I understand that, but I wanted to install those eggs to a regular directory after.
What do you mean "to a regular directory" and what tools do you want to use to do this installation?
The idea is to have a link between lib/python/site-packages/mymodule.egg-link and /home/user/project/mymodule. That way I can't both have a representative installed environment (using "import mymodule" works in this environment) and the ability to continue developing on my regular personal directory.
Er, you appear to be significantly missing the point of buildout: it leaves site-packages well along. Nothing should go in site-packages, ever...
What is the point to have the develop eggs in the develop-eggs if I'm not able to use them ?
They'll be usable within any buildout-generated script, same as everywhere else...
Using pip, if I install a development environment, I end up exactly with that file (content is the same): lib/python/site-packages/mymodule.egg-link
Buildout does its work by creating scripts which manipulate sys.path, virtualenv/pip do it by creating a completely new python environment.