[Distutils] [buildout] selectively excluding site-packages

Gary Poster gary.poster at canonical.com
Mon Mar 22 15:20:43 CET 2010

On Mar 22, 2010, at 5:21 AM, Chris Withers wrote:

> Gary Poster wrote:
>>> Are these any docs on the new features on that branch? If so, where should I look?
>> The user-visible part of the changes is in the z3c.recipe.scripts recipe contained within the zc.buildout checkout, like zc.recipe.egg.
> Sorry, you lost me there... I thought z3c.recipe.scripts was another package entirely.


> Have you merged it into zc.buildout?


> If so, why?

The same kind of reason that zc.buildout.eggs is part of the buildout checkout.  The buildout tests rely on the functionality that z3c.recipe.scripts provides.

>> Note that mixing a system python's site-packages and buildout eggs will, in my guess, always be less stable
> Hmm, I guess you just need to make sure that the buildout manages the system packages too... There must be a recipe which drive aptitude around somewhere?

Not to my knowledge.


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