[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Jul 20 22:18:55 CEST 2007

On Jul 20, 2007, at 4:09 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 07:06 AM 7/19/2007 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> I've created and experimental prototype setuptools-specific package
>> index at
>>    http://download.zope.org/ppix
>> Going to that page gives brief instructions for using it with
>> easy_install and zc.buildout.
> FYI, the handling of homepage and download links is broken.  You  
> have e.g. 'meta="homepage"' instead of 'rel="homepage"', so  
> easy_install doesn't pick these up and look for links there,  
> meaning that ppix fails to find downloads for e.g. pywin32 which is  
> hosted at Sourceforge.

Doh! Fixed.

> (On a perhaps not entirely unrelated note, the Cheeseshop appears  
> to be down at the moment:
> """Error...
> There's been a problem with your request
> psycopg.OperationalError: no connection to the server""")
> By the way, I'd suggest explaining (or linking to an explanation)  
> on the ppix main page describing how to configure easy_install such  
> that the '-i' option isn't necessary.

If you send me some text, I'd be happy to add it to the ppix main page.

>   Perhaps we could add an example to the EasyInstall docs somewhere  
> near:
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall#creating-your- 
> own-package-index

> and then link to it from the ppix page.



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