[Distutils] [buildout] "private" releases

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Tue Apr 5 17:33:20 CEST 2011

On 03/25/2011 03:24 PM, Chris Withers wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> On 25/03/2011 16:49, Christian Theune wrote:
>> the German speaking Zope Users Group (DZUG e.V.) organizes a series of 4
>> sprints this year to support feature development within the proximity of
>> the ZTK and solve problems encountered by Zope, Plone and Python
>> developers.
> <snip>
>> Topics
>> ======
>> * Discussing how to deal with "private" releases
> FWIW, I've had no problems with this, here's a sample buildout.cfg:
> [buildout]
> extensions = lovely.buildouthttp
> find-links = https://example.com/password/protected/folder
> ...and just dump the .tgz sdists in that folder.
> Of course, if you don't need password protection such as when you have
> your "egg server" on a private network, you just need the find-links.
> I'm not really sure why people have written a complicated array of "egg
> servers" and the like when a simple http or file system served folder is
> just fine ;-)

Could you elaborate on this? How does buildout/setuptools/distribut
search for an sdist, lacking an index file? Does it look for .tgz only,
or other extensions as well? This would save me a ton of heartburn if I
could get it to work.


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