[Distutils] upgrade functionality
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Jun 30 16:56:28 CEST 2007
At 09:22 AM 6/30/2007 -0300, Flavio Codeco Coelho wrote:
>Does setuptools have any mechanism for upgrading all packages installed
>with easy_install? Something similar to an "apt-get upgrade"?
Well, you can do something like
from setuptools.command.easy_install import main as install
from pkg_resources import Environment
install(['-U'] + list(Environment()))
That would be the equivalent of running "easy_install -U names of
packages" for all installed packages.
>I have dozens of packages that have been installed with easy_install, to
>the point that I can't even recall the whole list.
A quick recipe for listing active installed packages:
python -c "for dist in __import__('pkg_resources').working_set:
This won't list eggs that are installed but not active on
sys.path. (e.g. older versions of packages, or ones installed in
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