[Distutils] [buildout] looking for review of docs on find-links

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Aug 13 22:13:11 CEST 2008

Jim Fulton wrote:
>> I'm not 100% on the order of searching of locations specified in 
>> find-links and whether or not pypi is still searched.
> For buildout, the index is always searched, because it always wants to 
> find the newest.

Okay, so the index is set to PyPI's simple index by default, right?

I'm guessing find-links adds locations to search that are checked before 
the index is specified, correct?

>  (This could probably be optimized in certain 
> situations.) I'm not sure about the order, but it doesnt' really matter.

Indeed. The docs I've written suggest that there is an order and after a 
package has been found searching stops.

On IRC today, Philipp suggested that all options specified in find-links 
were checked for all packages and the latest version found was used.

Jim, can you clarify what exactly the case is here so I can make sure 
the docs aren't misleading people?



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