[Distutils] Proposal for incorporating buildout-versions on buildout (Re: Better version pinning in buildout (buildout-versions))
jim at zope.com
Sun Jan 13 15:10:43 CET 2013
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
>> 4. Change: develop eggs found in the buildout's develop-eggs directory
>> will be used even if their version conflicts with a pinned version.
> +1 for the intent, -1 for the implementation.
> To me develop-eggs was always some kind of mystical implementation
> detail that sometimes broke things (leftover egg-link files even after I
> removed those names from my 'develop =' list and re-ran bin/buildout;
> which always occurred at a point in time when my internal stack was full
> and I couldn't investigate/file bugs and just rm-rf'ed develop-eggs to
> be able to continue).
It may be that you're remember from before this was improved.
> I suggest this instead: develop eggs explicitly listed in the [buildout]
> 'develop' options will be used even if their version conflicts with a
> pinned version.
The develop option doesn't list eggs. It lists paths to setup scripts.
The only way we can tell what eggs a setup script installs is by
watching the develop-eggs directory.
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