[Distutils] Buildout configurations in a subdirectory stopped working.

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sat Mar 17 16:01:55 CET 2007

On Mar 16, 2007, at 5:23 AM, Lennart Regebro wrote:

> On 2/19/07, Christian Theune <ct at gocept.com> wrote:
>> [buildout]
>> extends = profiles/dev.cfg
>> and run bin/buildout.
>> This works very well for us.
> It did for me too, but it has now stopped working.

I don't know what "it" is.  I have no problem extending a  
configuration file in a subdirectory.  In fact, i tried the example  
above (as much as is shown) without difficulty.

> Line 89 in buildout.py says:
>             data['buildout']['directory'] = os.path.dirname 
> (config_file)
> This must be a recent change (< 2 weeks)

No.  Buildout has always set the default buildout directory to the  
directory containing the configuration file given on the command line  
or to the current working directory.

BTW, svn blame shows that that line was last modified on Dec 7.

> because this makes buildout
> fail if you have the cfg files anywhere else than root.

I can't reproduce this.  Can you construct a minimal example that  
illustrates this?


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