[Distutils] [buildout] Impossible to install develop eggs

Saint Germain saintger at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 23:42:53 CET 2010

On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:13:19 -0400, Mathieu Leduc-Hamel
<marrakis at gmail.com> wrote :

> No you're not right here. With buildout, when you are using the
> develop clause, it create a link in the develop-eggs dir and if look
> inside the new file it would point to your package directory directly.
> After that you can install the egg in the "eggs' section and use it
> directly as it would be installed from pypi.
> is it working correctly ?


I understand what is the meaning of the develop clause and that I
should end up with the mymodule.egg-link in the develop-eggs directory

Problem is only that I don't manage to install this egg.
In the buildout.cfg, I tried to install it but nothing happen (no error
message, nothing).

I was expecting that:
1) the buildout.cfg I gave would trigger the installation of
this egg
2) After installation of this egg, I would have mymodule.egg-link in
the site-packages directory.

But it seems that it's not at all the expected behavior ?


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