[Tutor] using easy_install to download eggs

Tim Michelsen timmichelsen at gmx-topmail.de
Sun Oct 4 20:41:56 CEST 2009

I would like to use easy_install to cache packages registered at PyPi locally.

How can I do this for packages?

I tried the hints from:

It worked for some packages.
But for others, the command

easy_install -zxad. mercurial

just creates a subdirectory and not an *.egg file.

How can I
1) use easy_install to download packages from PyPi to a locally saved egg-file?
2) use easy_install to download archinves (*.tar.gz / *.zip) to download the
respective software package from the link indicated on PyPi?

Thanks in advance,

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