Re: I look for proxy cache like apt-proxy (for Debian Package) but for python eggs package…

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Sun Sep 20 20:27:14 CEST 2009


Klein Stéphane schrieb:
> Hi,
> 
> I look for a tools to do proxy cache like apt-proxy (for Debian Package) 
> but for python eggs package.
> 
> Can a easy-install option perform this feature ?

No. But you might install EggBasket, which is a PyPI-like server.

   http://www.chrisarndt.de/projects/eggbasket/

However, it is *not* a proxy, and to the best of my knowledge that's not 
easily done anyway due to the way easy_install is working. It scrapes 
the website it is pointed to, and when it finds something it likes, 
follows that.

Thus the server doesn't get an idea *what* easy_install is looking for, 
and thus can't relay the request to the "real" PyPI, fetching the egg, 
storing it locally, and then re-deliver it.

Instead what we do with eggbasket is to copy all the eggs we obtained by 
other means into a central repository that he serves. Thus we have them 
backed-up & available even if PyPI or the actual package go away.

Diez



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