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Buildout extension to download automatically.

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Buildout extension to download automatically.


Formerly collective.recipe.bootstrap

buildout.bootstrap is a Buildout extension that adds a Buildout file to your buildout.

It satisfies the use case:

“I want to keep my buildout’s file up to date without having to download it manually.”

It also makes it easy to add a file to a buildout created via buildout init e.g.:

$ buildout init

After running this command, you have a buildout.cfg that looks like this:

parts =

And you can now add the extension like so:

extensions = buildout.bootstrap
parts =

Run buildout again and afterward you should have a file. Once you have a file you can bootstrap the buildout via:

$ python

If you still don’t understand, consider the following: with this extension you can avoid having to type:

$ curl -O

You typically use this extension when you have created a new buildout and want to:

  • Check it in to version control
  • Check it out somewhere else and bootstrap it with python only (i.e. no setuptools available)


Add buildout.bootstrap to the extensions parameter in the buildout section of your buildout.cfg e.g.:

extensions = buildout.bootstrap
parts =


  • Alex Clark
  • David Beitey
  • Sean “nutjob” Kelly


1.4.8 (2015-06-04)

  • Update file to

1.4.7 (2015-05-18)

1.4.6 (2013-07-13)

  • Default to Buildout 2

1.4.5 (2013-01-12)

  • Update buildout/bootstrap/

1.4.4 (2013-01-12)

  • Update buildout/bootstrap/ [do3cc]
  • Working error codes [do3cc]

1.4.3 (2012-11-01)

  • Don’t bother updating when the buildout is running in offline (-o) mode [nutjob]

1.4.1 (2012-05-16)

1.4.0 (2012-05-16)

  • Support Python 2.4
  • Doc fix [davidjb]

1.3.0 (2012-04-06)

  • Clean up package. Buildout moved to github. Remove option to specify version (based on svn tag)

1.2 (2010-08-13)

  • Add option to specify version (based on svn tag)
  • Add test stubs

1.1 (2010-08-13)

  • Rename and repackage as Buildout extension

1.0 (2009-12-19)

  • Clean up docs

0.1 (2009-08-07)

  • Add initial functionality
  • Created recipe with ZopeSkel

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