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

Philippe Ombredanne pombredanne at nexb.com
Mon Jan 21 14:28:40 CET 2013

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:
> 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 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.
Actually it is perfectly possible to boostrap in a mode where no
network connection is available whcih is my naive assumption for the
"offline" option
More details to come in another reply in the same thread

Philippe Ombredanne

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