[Distutils] Better version pinning in buildout (buildout-versions)
Maurits van Rees
m.van.rees at zestsoftware.nl
Mon Jan 7 16:12:49 CET 2013
Op 07-01-13 15:57, Marius Gedminas schreef:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 09:45:58AM -0500, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> No. The versions-file can be used with the existing mechanism.
>> I tried, but apparently failed, to make this clear in the proposal.
>> If both a versions file and a versions section is used, the versions
>> section behaves as it does now and versions in the versions file
>> override versions specified in the versions section.
> This seems backwards to me.
> Consider this example
> $ cat buildout.cfg
> I-forgot-the-suggested-new-spelling-for-a-versions-file = versions.txt
> parts = ...
> $ cat mg.cfg
> extends = buildout.cfg
> versions = versions
> SomePackage = overridden_version
> I would expect bin/buildout -c mg.cfg to use my overridden version from
> mg.cfg, not the one from versions-file.txt.
> Also, having two similar but slightly distinct mechanisms for version
> pinning? I'm -1 on that.
That is the part that is beginning to confuse me too.
But really, I think I myself would not use such a new-style versions
file, but would simply want buildout to have an option (settable in
buildout.cfg) to print a list of picked versions at the end of the
If that works (which certainly is part of Jim's proposal) and the rest
is optional, then I would be happy and not mind much if the rest is not
exactly according to my ideas.
Maurits van Rees: http://maurits.vanrees.org/
Zest Software: http://zestsoftware.nl
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