[Distutils] zc.buildout and PYTHON_EGG_CACHE

Michael Dunstan michael.dunstan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 00:50:34 CET 2008

Is there a sane way to configure a common PYTHON_EGG_CACHE using zc.buildout?

By default PYTHON_EGG_CACHE is a path relative to the current users
home directory which can be a permissions hassle if the built-out
processes run as a restricted user. There are some details on how to
configure PYTHON_EGG_CACHE outside of buildout:


And an example egg that ends up being extracted to PYTHON_EGG_CACHE is

Michael Dunstan

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