[Distutils] Improved error handling in zc.buildout

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Mar 19 15:29:48 CET 2007

On Mar 15, 2007, at 8:10 PM, Martin Aspeli wrote:

> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> A major annoyance in zc.buildout has been its poor error handling.
>> Generally, when an error occurred, a a traceback would be printed
>> giving little or no clue about what went wrong or what was going on.
>> Previously, I was focussed on important features.  The latest release
>> focusses on better error reporting and debugging support.  I'd like
>> to continue to provide some emphasis on this, so feedback would be
>> especially appreciated now that I think I've improved error handling
>> quite a bit.
> That's great news, Jim!
> I had a particular problem before, where the "Plone" egg (which  
> includes
> all the Products.* packages that make up plone, and all the other  
> proper
> eggs as dependencies) would try to compile .py files in filesystem  
> skin
> folders (i.e. Zope Script (Python)'s) and get compile errors (return
> outside function, for example). With workingenv and easy_install, it'd
> report the errors but not stop; buildout seems to stop. Better error
> handling would hopefully help diagnose this. We couldn't find a way to
> stop setuptools from trying to compile those files, or a way to get
> buildout to ignore the errors.

I've tried and been unable to reproduce this scenario.

Can you provide a buildout that illustrates this?


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