[Distutils] setuptools/buildout: why only one index server configurable

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Dec 5 17:10:21 CET 2008

Andreas Jung wrote:
>> Is there some reason adding find-links with your other indexes in
>> doesn't work? It works for me in the same situation...
> The index package for a complete PyPI mirror is pretty long (too long to 
> be loaded and to be parsed).

Why do you need a complete mirror? Surely your index page only needs to 
list your private packages?

> In addition we would have to update the 
> index page for our internal egg server upon every change.

Well yeah, but you can just use Apache's file index or (as I do) a 
subversion http server for this...

> right now but it sux. Using 'index' is appearently much cleaner and 
> resource-friendly.

Really? Surely it still has to do just the same html processing, etc?
Can someone please comment on this authoritatively?



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