manual eggs downloads?

Jorge Vargas jorge.vargas at
Fri Nov 10 15:52:25 CET 2006

On 11/10/06, Harry George < at> wrote:
> "eggs" are wonderful for no-hassle get-all-the-dependencies.  However,
> they can trigger hands-off downloads from various sites.  This is Bad
> News for corporate environments in which every download is carefully
> pre-approved.
> A tarball with a subdirectory of "third_party" packages is ok.  A web
> page simple listing the third party sites and the recommended
> downloads is ok.  Automatically downloading is not ok.
> Is there some way in the eggs mechanism to just get a list of the
> proposed downloads, and let the user take the actions manually?
that is not implemented yet, also you may want to take this to the
distutils-sig list.

what you can do is read the egg's for it's dependencies, but
this can turn into something like red hat's dep hell.

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> Harry George
> PLM Engineering Architecture
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