[Distutils] Please do not remove dependency_links

Hannes Schmidt hannes at ucsc.edu
Sat Jan 18 03:25:36 CET 2014

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I haven't used --find-links yet so I may be wrong but tarring up packages
>> and serving them by a web server is additional work that I'd rather avoid.
>> It just creates yet another copy of the package and requires maintaining an
>> additional server component.
> --find-links can point to a local directory of packages, if that helps you.
> also, in case it's not clear, you don't manually tar up packages, you run
> "python setup.py sdist" to generate them.

Sure, scratch the "manual" part. But don't I'd still have to run this for
every package after every commit? I really like the fact that I can install
bleeding edge using @master (or @default) as well as a tag, e.g. @1.5 or a
stable branch, e.g. @stable.

Hannes Schmidt
Software Application Developer
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University of California, Santa Cruz

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