[Distutils] Passing user and password to easy_install

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Tue Apr 20 15:44:35 CEST 2010

On 04/15/2010 06:15 PM, Brad Allen wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 7:59 AM, Simon de Vlieger<simon at ikanobori.jp>  wrote:
>> Luigi,
>> I am not sure if using PyPi for private package distribution (what this
>> equates to) would be
>> a particularly nice idea. This way the PyPi would contain packages which
>> cannot be installed
>> by users of PyPi.
>> Alas, I don't know of any ways distutils can fulfill your request in its
>> current form.
> Luigi, you might want to consider setting up a private package server
> instead of using PyPI. Where I work, we publish our eggs internally
> via an Apache server, so we are able to make use of Apache's security
> features (like https, authentication, and IP restriction). This works
> fine with setuptools and buildout, and will probably also work in
> future with the new 'distribute' tools.

See for an example

Replace 'sdistmaker' there with whatever method you choose for putting 
your own eggs online.

There's an apache snippet in there that shows an easy way to use a 
private egg server together with the "real pypi".


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