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Release sdist eggs.

Project description

jarn.mkrelease is a no-frills Python egg releaser. It was created to take the cumber out of building and distributing Python eggs.

Motivation

Here at Jarn, we have switched to zc.buildout and pinned egg versions for customer deployments. This means that for every update, we have to make proper egg releases of all modified packages.

Turns out it’s quite a bit of work to put a new egg on a distribution server! After preparing a package for release (update version strings, etc.), we typically have to:

  1. Check in modified files.
  2. Tag the release in Subversion.
  3. Package up an egg.
  4. Distribute the egg via scp or upload it to an index server.

Now multiply by the number of packages needing a release, and the moment of I gotta script this approaches at warp 9.

Enter jarn.mkrelease.

Usage

mkrelease [options] [svn-url|svn-sandbox]

Options

-C Do not checkin modified files from the sandbox.
-T Do not tag the release in subversion.
-S Do not scp the release to dist-location.
-D Dry-run; equivalent to -CTS.
-K Keep the temporary build directory.
-s Sign the release with GnuPG.
-i identity The GnuPG identity to sign with.
-d dist-location
 An scp destination specification, or an index server configured in ~/.pypirc, or an alias name for either. This option may be specified more than once.
svn-url
A URL with protocol svn, svn+ssh, http, https, or file.
svn-sandbox
A local directory; defaults to the current working directory.

Examples

Release my.package trunk, using version information from the package’s setup.py, and distribute it to the default location:

$ mkrelease https://svn.jarn.com/public/my.package/trunk

The same as above, but the URL is taken from the SVN sandbox in src/my.package:

$ mkrelease src/my.package

Release my.package and distribute it via scp to jarn.com:/var/dist/public:

$ mkrelease -d jarn.com:/var/dist/public src/my.package

Release my.package and upload it to PyPI:

$ mkrelease -d pypi src/my.package

Configuration

mkrelease reads available index servers from the distutils configuration file ~/.pypirc. How this file must look is documented elsewhere.

mkrelease furthermore reads its own configuration files, /etc/mkrelease and ~/.mkrelease. Here’s an example:

[defaults]
python = python2.6
distbase =
distdefault = public

[aliases]
public =
  jarn.com:/var/dist/public
customerA =
  jarn.com:/var/dist/customerA
world =
  public
  pypi

(Note that pypi refers to the index server pypi as configured in ~/.pypirc.)

Armed with this configuration we can shorten example 3 to:

$ mkrelease -d public src/my.package

And, because public is the default location, we can omit -d entirely:

$ mkrelease src/my.package

Working with scp

The simplest distribution location is a server directory shared through Apache. Releasing eggs means scp’ing them to the server:

$ mkrelease -d jarn.com:/var/dist/public src/my.package

We have a distribution point for every project, so customer A does not see customer B’s releases:

$ mkrelease -d jarn.com:/var/dist/customerB src/my.package

Typing the full destination every time is tedious, even setting up an alias for each and every customer is, so we configure distbase instead:

[defaults]
python = python2.6
distbase = jarn.com:/var/dist
distdefault = public

[aliases]
world =
  public
  pypi

The distbase is prepended if an scp destination does not contain a host part. We can now write:

$ mkrelease -d public src/my.package
$ mkrelease -d customerB src/my.package

Working with index servers

In the Plone world, it is common practice to upload packages to plone.org and PyPI. For this to work, we first need a ~/.pypirc file:

[distutils]
index-servers =
    pypi
    ploneorg

[pypi]
username = fred
password = secret

[ploneorg]
repository = http://plone.org/products
username = fred
password = secret

We can now type:

$ mkrelease -d ploneorg -d pypi src/my.package

Next, we define an alias in ~/.mkrelease:

[defaults]
python = python2.6

[aliases]
plone =
  ploneorg
  pypi

Which allows us to write:

$ mkrelease -d plone src/my.package

Releasing a tag

Release my.package from an existing tag:

$ mkrelease -T https://svn.jarn.com/public/my.package/tags/1.0

Using GnuPG

Release my.package to PyPI and sign the archive with PGP (the gpg command must be on the system PATH):

$ mkrelease -d pypi -s -i fred@bedrock.com src/my.package

Requirements

The following commands must be available on the system PATH:

  • svn
  • scp
  • python2.6 (alternatively, configure the interpeter in ~/.mkrelease)

Limitations

The release tag can only be made if the package follows the standard Subversion repository layout: package.name/trunk, package.name/branches/xxx, and package.name/tags/xxx. If you have a non-standard repository, you must tag by hand and run mkrelease with the -T option.

Changelog

1.0 - 2009-05-14

  • Print help and version to stdout, not stderr. [stefan]

1.0b4 - 2009-04-30

  • Since distutils commands may return 0, successful or not, we must check their output for signs of failure. [stefan]
  • Allow to pass argument list to main(). [stefan]

1.0b3 - 2009-03-23

  • No longer depend on grep. [stefan]
  • Use subprocess.Popen instead of os.system and os.popen. [stefan]
  • Protect against infinite alias recursion. [stefan]
  • Drop -z option and always create zip files from now on. [stefan]

1.0b2 - 2009-03-19

  • Checkin everything that’s been modified, not just “relevant” files. [stefan]
  • Expand aliases recursively. [stefan]

1.0b1 - 2009-03-18

  • The distbase and distdefault config file options no longer have default values. [stefan]
  • Read index servers from ~/.pypirc and allow them to be used with -d. [stefan]
  • The -d option may be specified more than once. [stefan]
  • Dropped -p option. Use -d pypi instead. [stefan]
  • Dropped -c option. If your have non-standard SVN repositories you must tag by hand. [stefan]

0.19 - 2009-02-23

  • Absolute-ize the temp directory path. [stefan]

0.18 - 2009-01-26

  • Include README.txt and CHANGES.txt in long_description. [stefan]
  • Rid unused imports and locals. [stefan]

0.17 - 2009-01-23

  • Add -c option to enable codespeak support. The codespeak.net repository uses branch and tag instead of branches and tags. [gotcha, stefan]

0.16 - 2009-01-13

  • Fold regex construction into find and make find a method. [stefan]
  • Update README.txt. [stefan]

0.15 - 2009-01-13

  • Support for reading default options from a config file. [fschulze, stefan]

0.14 - 2009-01-08

  • Add -s and -i options for signing PyPI uploads with GnuPG. [stefan]
  • Stop execution after any failing step. [stefan]

0.13 - 2009-01-05

  • Stop execution when the checkin step fails. [stefan]

0.12 - 2009-01-02

  • setup.cfg may not exist. [stefan]

0.11 - 2008-12-02

  • Add setup.cfg to list of files we check in. [stefan]

0.10 - 2008-10-21

  • Don’t capitalize GetOptError messages. [stefan]

0.9 - 2008-10-16

  • Add -v option to print the script version. [stefan]

0.8 - 2008-10-16

  • Lift restriction where only svn trunk could be released. [stefan]

0.7 - 2008-10-09

  • Fix PyPI upload which must happen on the same command line as sdist. [stefan]

0.6 - 2008-10-08

  • Update README.txt. [stefan]

0.5 - 2008-10-08

  • Also locate and checkin HISTORY.txt to support ZopeSkel’ed eggs. [stefan]

0.4 - 2008-10-08

  • Use svn checkout instead of svn export because it makes a difference to setuptools. [stefan]
  • Add -p option for uploading to PyPI instead of dist-location. [stefan]

0.3 - 2008-10-06

  • Also locate and checkin version.txt. [stefan]

0.2 - 2008-10-01

  • Add -z option to create zip archives instead of the default tar.gz. [stefan]

0.1 - 2008-10-01

  • Initial release [stefan]

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