[Distutils] buildout in offline mode - install receipts also from cache?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sun Jan 20 19:36:49 CET 2013

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Philippe Ombredanne
<pombredanne at nexb.com> wrote:
> IMHO it is not possible today to bootstrap and buildout offline. Anyone with
> a better story there?

To peal this a bit further.

- It's definitely possible to buildout in offline mode if you already have
  the distributions you need installed in your eggs or develop-eggs

- It's not possible to bootstrap buildout with the regular bootstrap script
  without doing network access.

  You could certainly arrange a custom bootstrap script that installed
  from a local cache, but you can't use offline mode, which is really
no-install mode.

  You could conceivably arrange to bootstrap in offline mode if you
  pre-populated your eggs directory with buildout and setuptools/distribute
  eggs, but this is splitting hairs.


Jim Fulton
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