[Distutils] repeatable and updatable virtualenv

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Mar 24 11:14:47 CET 2010

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 09:59, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
>> Saint Germain wrote:
>>> 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.
> Sure it does. It's just not very useful in most cases. Buildout by
> itself works fine to isolate the python installation from the stuff
> installed.

Well, no, using a virtualenv to wrap a buildout is far from insane, 
especially until Gary's work to make site-packages optionally excluded 
from the search path lands!

However, the OP's recommended recipes appear to just use buildout to 
drive virtualenv, ignoring all of buildout's python package management.
That seems insane...


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