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Project Description


Recipe for doing simple “python build && python install –prefix” maybe inside and with (or without) the help of an underlying minitage environment.

You can browse the code on minitage’s following resources:



  • you need virtualenv and zc.buildout to run tests.
  • This recipe can be used to install python packages in a specific directory aLaDisutils way (python build && python install)

Specific options

Please look for options at :

  • site-packages : where to drop the builded python files

Specific hooks

  • pre_setup_hook : before python build dance is called
  • pre_install_hook : before python install dance is called
  • post_setup_hook : after python install dance is called

Let’s create a buildout configuration file

>>> rmdir(tempdir)
>>> mkdir(tempdir)
>>> cd(tempdir)
>>> a = [mkdir(d) for d in ('eggs', 'develop-eggs', 'bin', 'src')]
>>> install_develop_eggs(['minitage.recipe.du'])
>>> install_eggs_from_pathes(['zc.buildout'], sys.path)
>>> touch('buildout.cfg')
>>> sh('virtualenv --no-site-packages .')
virtualenv --no-site-packages .
Using real prefix '/usr'
New python executable in ./bin/python
Installing setuptools............done.
>>> sh('bin/easy_install -U zc.buildout')
bin/easy_install -U zc.buildout...
Finished processing dependencies for zc.buildout
>>> sh('bin/buildout -o bootstrap')
bin/buildout -o bootstrap...

Initializing test env.

>>> if not os.path.exists('foo'):
...     mkdir('foo')
... else:
...     rmdir(foo)
...     mkdir('foo')
>>> touch('foo/', data="""
... from setuptools import setup
... setup(name='foo', version='1.0')
... """)
>>> touch('foo/', data="""
... def f():
...     print "foo"
... """)
>>> noecho = [os.remove(d) for d in os.listdir('.') if '.tar.gz' in d]
>>> os.chdir('foo')
>>> sh('python sdist')
>>> noecho = [shutil.copy(os.path.join('dist', d), os.path.join('..', d)) for d in os.listdir('dist')]
>>> os.chdir('..')

Installing “A la python install”

You can also install directly from urls. we ll use it to check the already present distribution files in the cache.

>>> data = """
... [buildout]
... parts=ez
... [ez]
... executable = ${buildout:directory}/bin/python
... recipe = minitage.recipe.du
... url = file://${buildout:directory}/foo-1.0.tar.gz
... site-packages=${buildout:directory}/myfoo
... """
>>> touch('buildout.cfg', data=data)
>>> sh('bin/buildout -vvvvvv install ez')
Installing ez.
minitage.recipe: Installing python package.
minitage.recipe: Download archive
minitage.recipe: Searching cache at ...
minitage.recipe: Using cache file in /home/kiorky/.buildout/downloads/minitage/foo-1.0.tar.gz
minitage.recipe: Unpacking in /tmp/buildout.test/__minitage__ez__tmp.
minitage.recipe: Guessing compilation directory
minitage.recipe: Setting path
minitage.recipe: Setting pkgconfigpath
minitage.recipe: Setting path
minitage.recipe: Setting path
minitage.recipe: Setting compilation flags
minitage.recipe: Running "/tmp/buildout.test/bin/python" build
running build
minitage.recipe: Setting path
minitage.recipe: Running "/tmp/buildout.test/bin/python" install --install-purelib="/tmp/buildout.test/myfoo"  --install-platlib="/tmp/buildout.test/myfoo" --prefix=/tmp/buildout.test
running install
running bdist_egg
running egg_info...
Copying foo-1.0-py2.6.egg to /tmp/buildout.test/myfoo...
Installed /tmp/buildout.test/myfoo/foo-1.0-py...egg...


1.60 (2012-08-21)

  • fix prefix

1.58 (2012-08-21)

  • fix installation problems with multiple parts


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