[Distutils] Buildout: adding a link to a compiled library: uno

Ross Patterson me at rpatterson.net
Wed Apr 4 03:38:51 CEST 2012

Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org> writes:

> On 01-04-12 10:47, Alessandro Dentella wrote:
>> I have many web projects that depend on 'uno' component of openoffice to
>> prepare pdf. I don't really need to compile it inside my buildout env. I'm
>> not really inclined to do that as I know dev and deply is always in an
>> environment with a working system 'uno' package.
>> Under virtualenv all I do is to add 2 symlinks to uno.py and unohelp.py to
>> the site-packages directory.
>> Which is the best way to accomplish a simple setup as this one under
>> buildout?
> The easiest way, at least that I have seen, is to use osc.recipe.sysegg:
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/osc.recipe.sysegg
> But you'll need to use buildout version 1.4.4 with this (and thus a
> special 1.4.4 using bootstrap) to get it to work as the latest
> buildout (1.5) broke the osc.recipe.sysegg recipe.
> (1.5 is supposed to work with existing system-level eggs, but I
> couldn't get it to work reliably in my kind of setup).

Have you seen those problems with the 1.5.2 release?


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