[Distutils] HOwto download only egg's with setuptools/EasyInstall

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Sep 13 16:14:56 CEST 2006

On Sep 13, 2006, at 7:20 AM, Kevin Dangoor wrote:
> I just want to gather up all of the original .egg
> files and put them into a tarball. Everything you'd need would be in
> there, and there could even be a trivial wrapper script that runs
> ez_setup.py with all of the right options to install those packages.
> This can give the user all of the easy_install options for
> installing, rather than being stuck manually dropping the untarred
> directory into the right place or adding it to their PYTHONPATH..

Note that you probably want more than this.  In particular, you  
probably want to assemble a bunch of source distributions so that  
your tar ball is useful on a number of distributions, at least for a  
source tarball.

FWIW, I plan, in the next few days to publish a proposal for  
providing this functionality in zc.buildout.


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