[Distutils] Need help with a usecase

Arve Knudsen arve.knudsen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 15:25:24 CEST 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Arve Knudsen <arve.knudsen at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello
> > I'm new to Buildout and need to figure out how to accomplish a
> (seemingly)
> > simple usecase: Install my project from source into an isolated
> environment.
> > My project has a Distribute-based setup.py and I'd like to install it and
> > its dependencies to an isolated environment. I gather this should be
> doable
> > using Buildout, but how? I've experimented a bit and read the
> documentation
> > on PyPi, but so far I have not succeeded.
> See:
>  http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.sourcerelease
> You *might* also find:
>  http://www.riversnake.com/pycon2011/full/
> helpful, although it is linux oriented.

Thanks for the info, Jim, but I honestly still don't see how to accomplish
my usecase as a whole. The difference I see from the standard Buildout
usecase is to install (with buildout) from a directory rather than to find a
distribution at e.g. PyPI.

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