[Distutils] buildout bootstrap question

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Feb 17 12:13:53 CET 2014

On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:46 PM, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> In older versions of bootstrap.py, the --setup-source option would let
> me select an alternate source of ez_setup.py. I just downloaded a new
> version today from http://downloads.buildout.org/2/bootstrap.py, and I
> notice this option is gone. bootstrap always will download ez_setup from
> http://downloads.buildout.org/2/bootstrap.py (assuming setuptools isn't
> installed, which in my case it is not).
> I run buildout on machines that have access to my own internal http
> servers, but do not have internet access. The requirement for internet
> access breaks this setup.
> Is there some reason --setup-source was removed?

I didn't know people needed it and was trying to reduce the complexity
of the bootstrap source.  We can add it back,


Jim Fulton

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