[Distutils] [buildout] private eggs and egg repositories

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sat Nov 15 15:26:36 CET 2008

On Nov 15, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
> Does find-links take preference over the repository? I thought *all*  
> find-links *and* the repository were checked and the best match used?

find-links are searched before the index

>> We simply set up an sftp server and point buildout at it using the  
>> buildoutsftp buildout extension and sftp urls, as in:
>>  extensions = zc.buildoutsftp
>>  find-links = sftp://private.zope.com/private
>> This provides restricted access with authentication using ssh keys.
> Cool. Out of interest, what ftp server do you use for this

The one built in to open ssh.

> and how do you build/upload the eggs to sftp://private.zope.com/private?

We build using the setup sdist command and the scp the result to the  


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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