[Distutils] [zc.buildout] confusion from "work on a package" section

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Jul 15 22:25:07 CEST 2008

Jim Fulton wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Chris Withers wrote:
>> Reading:
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout/1.0.6#work-on-a-package
>> ...again.
>> Can someone walk me through like the idiot I feel right now why having 
>> "develop = ." results in src/zc/ngi/ ending up on the python path?
> It doesn't. It results, in the case of zc.ngi, in src being on the 
> Python path.

Okay, but how? I don't see any mention of 'src' in any of the config...

> The develop option takes one or more paths, separated by spaces. :)
> Each path should point to a setup script or to a directory containing 
> one.  Each setup script is run in "develop" mode 

What does this mean?

 > creating a "develop"
> egg which is just a file containing the path to a project's sourc 
> directory.  This directory is added to the path. Note that the project's 
> source directory is controlled by the setup script. It need not be a src 
> subdirectory of a project.

Ah, okay, hmmm, to be honest using an example that's not in the docs 
makes this less clear than it should be. It's only now that I read 
http://svn.zope.org/zc.ngi/trunk/setup.py?rev=76019&view=auto that I see 
the 'src'...

Thanks for replying though, I feel like the fog is giving a good 3 feet 
of visibility now ;-)


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