[Distutils] Distutils / Setuptools on Windows: Can we use local or UNC filesystems as an argument to --find-links

Fadhley Salim fadhley.salim at uk.calyon.com
Tue Aug 12 17:41:01 CEST 2008

What about using a network folder, e.g. a UNC path? Were you able to get
such a thing working ever? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Phillip J. Eby [mailto:pje at telecommunity.com] 
Sent: 12 August 2008 16:15
To: Salim, Fadhley (CALYON); distutils-sig at python.org
Subject: Re: [Distutils] Distutils / Setuptools on Windows: Can we use
local or UNC filesystems as an argument to --find-links

At 03:46 PM 8/12/2008 +0100, Fadhley Salim wrote:
>Has anybody had any luck using the --find_options argument to 
>easy_install with a local folder (e.g. on a Windows C: Drive) or a 
>network folder, for example
>easy_install --find-links="http://server/egs" myegg==1.0.1 ( that sort 
>of thing works fine )

So should this:

>easy_install --find-links="c:\myeggs\" myegg==1.0.1

The file:// urls can work too, but they work differently than just using
a directory filename; they'll be checked at a later stage of processing.
And of course, they're harder to get right.  :)

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