[Distutils] Merging buildout-versions in buildout

Maurits van Rees m.van.rees at zestsoftware.nl
Fri Jan 11 23:10:19 CET 2013

Op 11-01-13 14:54, Eric V. Smith schreef:
> 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?

I don't use this, but supposedly that file is under version control and 
you will commit the changes so there are no unpinned versions the next 
time you run buildout.

So: at some point all your packages are pinned.  Then you add a package 
in your buildoud config, run buildout, and you commit the extra package 
plus the automatically added version pin, including pins for any extra 
dependencies pulled in.

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Zest Software: http://zestsoftware.nl

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