[Distutils] repeatable and updatable virtualenv

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Mon Mar 22 10:22:47 CET 2010

Saint Germain wrote:
> 2010/3/22 Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>:
>>> I'm currently trying more or less the same thing by combining buildout
>>> with virtualenv and pip.
>> This doesn't seem like a sane thing to do.
>> These tools attempt to address the same problems in different ways.
>> Attempting to mash them together as it appears you have does nothing but
>> result in an overcomplicated solution that's likely to be more fragile than
>> if you'd worked with either buildout or pip/virtualenv on their own.
> Well I mainly wanted to set up environment using virtualenv+pip and it
> worked pretty well.

Then why not just use virtualenv+pip with a custom bootstrap script?!

> I thought that buildout was designed for just that, am I wrong ?

It's a bit like using Subversion to manage a set of CVS checkouts...


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