ANN: ActivePython (and PyPM) is now available

srid sridhar.ratna at
Fri Oct 16 14:23:59 CEST 2009

On Oct 16, 3:30 pm, denis <denis-bz... at> wrote:
> On Oct 7, 2:16 am, "Sridhar Ratnakumar" <sridh... at>
> wrote:
> > ...
> > This release includes a new packaging tool by activestate called Python
> > Package Manager (PyPM).PyPM- currently in beta - is the package
> Sridhar, folks,
>   the ActivePython FAQ says
> "While you can install most packages registered in PyPI using the PyPM
> client, some packages may not yet be available in the ActiveState
> repository"
> Does that mean that PyPM installs ONLY from the activestate repository
> and not from url or .tar.gz or dir/ ?

This is correct. Although it may change in the future. Note that
almost all the packages are available in the activestate repository
(see Some packages are not in the repository
due to build or metadata issues .. that will be slowly patched on our
side (if the package is popular) or the package authors can fix it

As for installing from a URL, you may use easy_install (included in
ActivePython). For .tar.gz and dir/, run 'python install'



PS: You can pass -vv option to see the actual URL of the package being
downloaded. Eg: "pypm -vv install lxml"

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