[Distutils] distribute and buildout: best practices?
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 13:53:50 CEST 2009
On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org> wrote:
> What's the current best way to use both distribute and buildout? Apart from
> the bootstrap + apparently needed change in buildout, I've got the following
> - Do my libraries have to list a dependency on distribute or on setuptools?
> Everything zopish has a 'setuptools >= 0.6c9' in it. I tried putting
> distribute in there, but I seemed to get less problems with leaving it at
No. Once we've resolved the problem you've mentioned in the hardcoded setuptools
dependency, you will have an empty Setuptools 0.6c9 egg in eggs/
so libs that ask for this dependency will think it's met.
> - Should just globally installing distribute be enough? Everything ought to
> keep working. It does lead to a bunch of runtime warnings in buildout,
> however. (But Tarek has targeted that problem for the upcoming 0.6.4 :-)
We still require a specific zc.buildout bootstrap.py, otherwise you
will have a local
setuptools egg that will override any global installation.
> - Do I need to change buildout's bootstrap already? Doing that tries to change
> my global setuptools, for which you need to sudo. And it also forces
> everyone else using that buildout to switch (which in itself is OK).
It shouldn't touch anything outside your buildout, please try with the latest
one at buildout-distribute at bitbucket.
> - From my experiments (not exhaustive! no real debugging!) it seems that the
> only safe way is to first install distribute globally before touching a
> buildout that brings in distribute. Is this to be expected?
The Distribute installation will try to patch any setuptools found in
the path so it doesn't
In a buildout environment, if it changes anything globally, it's a bug of our
patching code and not intended, unless your buildout environment,
somehow, uses a global
setuptools. But I don't think this can happen.
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