[Distutils] [buildout] private eggs and egg repositories

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sat Nov 15 14:28:26 CET 2008

Hi All,

I'm getting a growing number of customer-specific and non-open-source 
eggs. I used to just put these in as svn:externals and then add the path 
in as a develop egg, however, I'm not sure this is going to scale.

What I'd like to do is have a "local egg repository" that I can put 
these eggs in and then just point buildout at it.

Has anyone done this before?

Failing that, is there any way in buildout to say "use this egg 
repository in favour of pypi, and only look at pypi if the egg isn't 
found in the local repository"?

Also, does anyone have any software that makes a good egg repository?

Does anyone have anything that supports the equivalent of:

python setup.py upload

...but to a local repository?



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