[Distutils] Building an egg from Subversion using zc.buildout

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Tue Jan 30 00:14:15 CET 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:37 PM 1/29/2007 +0000, Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>> Development snapshots of setuptools can be checked out with
>>> "setuptools==dev", and that will always download a new version because the
>>> installed version is always a version like 0.6c2dev-r51290 or
>>> something.  This doesn't match ==dev, thereby forcing easy_install to
>>> download a fresh copy.
>> Could you explain how the find-link would work with an ==dev version
>> specification?
> #egg=archetypes.kss-dev
> That is, use 'dev' as the version in the link.  The combination of an ==dev 
> version specification and a #egg=projectname-dev tag means that the code 
> will be downloaded and rebuilt *every* time, however.

Alas, this gives me this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "./bin/buildout", line 12, in ?
line 1056, in main
line 309, in install
line 36, in install
     requirements, ws = self.egg.working_set()
line 79, in working_set
line 355, in install

line 294, in _get_dist

ValueError: ("Couldn't find", Requirement.parse('archetypes.kss==dev'))

Is there something else I need to do to the svn repository 
(http://svn.plone.org/svn/archetypes/archetypes.kss/trunk)? Or is this a 
zc.buildout limitation?


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