[Distutils] how can I find out what version of an egg buildout has selected?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 14:09:10 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>

> Hi All,
> If I have a buildout.cfg such as:
> [buildout]
> eggs =
>    some.egg
>    some.other.egg
> ...what's the correct way to find out what versiosn of these eggs buildout
> has selected and is using?

I read the output of "bin/buildout -v", where versions are shown.

otherwise you can look at the result in your buildout:

Buildout does not have an eggs section, it is probably used in another
section, with ${buildout:eggs}.

Are you installing a zope or a plone ? if so, the recipe that uses the eggs
variable here,
has probably created a script in bin/ where you will find something like:

import sys
sys.path[0:0] = [
   some eggs

So you can see which eggs were used, with their paths

That would be 'zopepy' or 'instance' for a typical plone buildout for


> cheers,
> Chris
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