[Distutils] [buildout] private eggs and egg repositories

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Sat Nov 15 21:11:06 CET 2008

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Chris Withers wrote:
> 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?

The attached script makes an index from a directory full of
distributions.  We use it to create the indexes on dist.repoze.org, as
well as for customer-project-specific indexes.

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