[Distutils] offline mode for Windows buildout -o or -No doesn't work...any alternatives?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Mar 10 21:56:35 CET 2008

On Mar 10, 2008, at 4:49 PM, Martin Aspeli wrote:
> I think what's going on is that non-newest mode is trying to download
> things and update things, and offline mode is giving an error.

There error is from zope.configuration. It has nothing to do with  
buildout. Non-newest mode will specifically avoid downloading  
distributions unless there is an unmet requirement.  No evidence has  
been given that this is failing and there are tests of this machinery  
that pass on Windows.

> Some packages have gotten upgraded accidentally, including
> plone.app.contentrules, to 3.1 beta 1 versions, so Michael has a  
> version
> of Plone that's half 3.0.6 and half 3.1.
> The problem with -o downloading things is a buildout issue, though -
> whether a bug or user error, I can't tell.

-o prevents downloads by any recipes that pay attention to it.

I'd be wildly surprised if there was a failure in the -o option.  I  
certainly haven't seen any evidence that there is. The only output  
that's been given in this thread was from running buildout without the  


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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