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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Aug 12 20:50:49 CEST 2008

At 06:23 PM 8/12/2008 +0100, Fadhley Salim wrote:
>Thanks for your help - still no go!
>Any time I give it a web URL (e.g. http://something) it works fine. If I
>give it something else, it seems to get confused - there's no evidence
>that it's even looking at my folder.
>I'm trying to do something like this:
>easy_install -m calyon-tools==1.0-r2008-0630-trunk-3968

There is no such option as "--find-packages"; it's "-f" or 
"--find-links".  Also, you should not include a trailing '/' or '\' 
when specifying file paths.

If you want to check whether a directory is being processed, increase 
the verbosity of setuptools output to at least '-vv'; then you should 
see a series of "Found:" lines appear listing the contents of the 
target directory.

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