[Distutils] SVN URLs in setuptools / EasyInstall?

Mike Moerk Mike_Moerk at us.xyratex.com
Wed Jun 24 18:45:02 CEST 2009

I am trying to use setuptools and EasyInstall to handle dependency
management for me, using a local subversion server.  The svn server uses
svnserve, not http.  I have the following in my setup call:

       install_requires = ["myModule"],
       dependency_links = ["svn://myServer.myCompany.com/myModule"],

But setuptools does not like the svn:// URL.  I get the following error:

    Searching for myModule
    Reading svn://myServer.myCompany.com/myModule
    Download error: unknown url type: svn -- Some packages may not be

I have also tried using find_links in the setup.cfg, rather than
dependency_links in the setup.py.  I get the same result.  Here is my

    allow_hosts = *.myCompany.com
    find_links = svn://myServer.myCompany.com/myModule

The release notes for EasyInstall 0.3a2 say that download support was
added for svn: URLs, which is what makes me think this is supposed to

Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong, or am I just
misinterpreting what the tool can do?


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