[Distutils] Removing dependency_links
qwcode at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 00:10:45 CET 2013
to be clear, after talking to Donald, we interpreted your question
- If you're distributing library Y, and it depends on X, but it now needs a
custom/fixed fork of X, then what Donald said, rename and re-publish (or
- If you just need to override a buggy pypi package locally in your app Y
install, then what I said (you can also use a vcs requirement form, and not
have to package you fork)
On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 3:52 PM, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I asked the person I know, and this is what he said, "Yes, we have
>> to use it! It's the only way to allow a package to install other
>> packages that aren't on PyPI-- for instance, a custom fork of a
>> Is there another approach or work-around he can be using? What is the
>> "right" way for him to do it?
> e.g. you find a bug in SomeProject-1.4 on pypi (which is a dependency in
> your app install)
> fork it, fix it, and re-version it to SomeProject-1.4-myfork1, then
> package it, and place it in "/my/forks"
> and then "pip install --find-links=/my/forks/ my_app"
> as for fork versioning in the long run, that is intended to be covered in
> PEP440, with a conversation happening here:
>> Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG at python.org
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