[Distutils] Merging buildout-versions in buildout

Eric V. Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri Jan 11 14:54:58 CET 2013

On 1/11/2013 7:29 AM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
> Here's my use case:
> I run it once to determine what versions were picked (pointing to my own
> find-links). I then take that list, occasionally massage it, and
> manually put it into buildout.cfg under [versions]. My buildout's are
> under control of a chef- or puppet- like configuration management tool.
> Over time, with testing, I will modify the [versions] section in the
> centrally controlled buildout.cfg, and my configuration management tool
> will detect that change and automatically re-run buildout with the new
> buildout.cfg, on possibly dozens of servers. On the servers, I never
> want to produce a list of picked versions.
> So for me, a command line option makes sense. I'd only use it while
> doing initial setup or during testing of a new KGS. But it's not a big
> deal: I can manually add this to buildout.cfg while I'm doing my
> testing, and I'm editing buildout.cfg at that time, anyway.

I should have added: I'd be fine with the output only showing up on
stdout. No need to write it to a file, since I'm manually doing the
buildout.cfg integration, anyway.

I don't get the use case where you write to a file that's included
automatically by buildout (be that buildout.cfg or versions.cfg, or
whatever). Isn't that the same as just not specifying any pinned versions?


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