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A meta package-manager to deploy projects on UNIX Systemes sponsored by Makina Corpus.

Project description
  • minitage is a meta-package manager. It’s a package manager which install packages with the help of other build systems.

  • Its goal is to help you to deploy projects in a standardised layout and to build things quickly and in a simple manner by putting in environment all configurations. like:

    • cflags

    • ldflags

    • $PATH

  • The main documentation is not there but on, please go there for further instructions.






QuickStart with minitage

The whole doc is not there

but on

The installation instructions are there:

Automatic installation


Using virtualenv (deprecated)


Syncing packages


Integrate your existing python project base on buildout


Changelog for minitage

2.0.67 (2013-09-10)

  • handle setuptools 0.9 / distribute 0.6.49

  • handle setuptools 1 & bootstrap multi args retries

2.0.66 (2013-06-22)

  • handle setuptools 0.7

  • add mr.developer support to auto update buildout packages prior to reinstallation

  • more github consistant code for retry download

2.0.65 (2013-06-02)

  • offline bootstrap better support

  • github retry policy to handle static fetch problems

2.0.64 (2013-05-13)

  • minitagify buildouts upgrade

2.0.63 (2013-04-14)

  • Fix regression in download

2.0.62 (2013-04-14)

  • better download errors

2.0.61 (2013-04-02)

  • buildout maker fix

2.0.60 (2013-04-02)

  • fix namespace problem

2.0.58 (2013-04-02)

  • doc

2.0.57 (2013-04-02)

  • fix bug in buildout maker

2.0.54 (2013-04-01)

  • test layer bugfix

2.0.53 (2013-04-01)

  • Documentation

2.0.51 (2013-04-01)

  • minitage.core is not tied to sys.prefix, IOW you can install it in any location, and the config file will be resolved relative to the minimerge script.

  • QA release, now you have test statuses on travis ci.

  • tests are now based on plone.testing

2.0.50 (2013-03-28)

  • Better offline bootstrap assumptions

  • minitagify script installs now minilay with a symlink

  • better buildout maker (offline mode)

  • returns a correct exit code (before we intentionnaly hide an error)

2.0.49 (2013-03-28)

  • offline mode, enhanced

2.0.48 (2013-03-25)

  • Better minitagify template (travis, qa)

2.0.47 (2013-03-23)

  • Better minitagify script

2.0.46 (2013-03-16)

  • try to detect buildout infra < 1 & run a buildout1 boostrap in case

2.0.45 (2013-02-13)

  • buildout 2.0 second round

2.0.44 (2013-02-13)

  • buildout 2.0 first pass

2.0.43 (2012-09-12)

  • better update support

2.0.42 (2012-09-12)

  • trigger pil rebuild

2.0.41 (2012-09-11)

  • Fix pil version

2.0.40 (2012-08-28)

  • Fix minitage base buildouts

2.0.39 (2012-08-28)

  • doc

2.0.37 (2012-08-28)

  • doc

2.0.36 (2012-08-28)

  • Fix minitage base buildouts

2.0.35 (2012-08-28)

  • fix category minibuild in minitagify

2.0.34 (2012-08-28)

  • Added the minitagify command see: this doc

2.0.33 (2012-05-09)

  • revert Download helper subdir patch and handle it in buildout recipes

2.0.32 (2012-05-06)

  • Fix all tests

  • Dowload helper now downloads in downloadcache/netloc+urlpath/filename

2.0.31 (2012-03-26)

  • py27 deepcopy bugfix

2.0.30 (2012-03-24)

  • support py27

  • Force run buildout in upgrade mode for dependencies and eggs packages

2.0.29 (2012-03-05)

  • handle pil migration

2.0.28 (2012-01-23)

  • Support for in place git branches [kiorky]

2.0.27 (2011-02-25)

  • proper release


  • fix bug in pretend

  • move to github

  • add mercurial to dependencies to facillitate buildout integration

  • add python versions for pretend and ‘eggs’ packages

  • rebuild ‘eggs’ packages only if they need to be (markers are now in place for the particular python version)

  • remove useless mercurial dep



  • Auto Update system. When minimerge upgrade (easy_install -U), we have now the infrastructure to run update callbacks.

  • Now minibuilds have revisions, this can facilitate their reinstallation as reverse dependencies

  • give means to select the python to build against for python modules (–all-python-versions or specify python to use along with the package (minimerge -pv foo python-2.4)

  • force eggs category reinstallation

  • add an only dependencies switch to buld only dependencies

  • win32 compatibility (first rush, alpha quality)

  • add replace/per/os/dependencies mecanism in minibuilds

  • allow minibuild names with only major as version


  • support symlink in remove_path (API)

  • enhance remove_path function

  • fix a bug in bootstrapping buildout

  • rewrite fetchers

  • improve proxy handling

  • fix some tests

  • make parts shut up

  • test incomplete downloads and redownload them (package level)

  • make minibuild name more permissive

  • fix bug in new checkouts

  • fix a bug insde the get_from_cache helper when a fragmented url is used and the upstream server does not understand them

  • add a special exception for search_latest when error happen.

  • fake user agent in urlopen calls to prevent mad sysadmins restrictions on python useragent.

  • explicit error when the buildout configuration file is not there

  • use setuptools helper funtion instead of directly urllib2 to avoid sourceforge download errors


  • distribute fix


  • remove deprecationwarning


  • remove deprecationwarning


  • oups, left print


  • let the default minilay be at lower priority among all


  • desactivating updates manager for more tests.

-> 1.0.13

  • Minitage now allows binaries to be used instead of compiling programs, in the gentoo -k way.

  • Minitage has now also an update manager to run udpate functions on upgrade.


  • bugfix on url md5sum fragments


  • make conditionnal weither we are offline or not the download in the get_from_cache function.

1.0.0 -> 1.0.3

  • x64 enlightments

  • add optionnal force switch to the download cache function


  • some API adds like ‘search_latest’ and ‘which’

  • bugfix in interfaces for configuration handling

  • buildout maker can be given an optionnal config to build

  • code stabilization and sync with other minitage components

  • official documentation on


  • Fetch by default over http


  • Bind buildout newest mode with -u option


  • do not delete directories but overwrite when the package src uri change.


  • Make minitage lives on git


  • Make minitage git aware both in recipes and in core.


  • force setuptools version


  • bugfix on common functions (API)


  • quiet mode is now optionnal are there are numerous bugs with it.


  • Maintenance release

    • testruner

    • buildoutified

    • some refactor and code cleanings

    • logging is now better handled and your minimerge sessions will be as quiet as possible.


  • Bug in fetchers (not critical …)


  • Add an option (-f)
    • when set : fetch all before build

    • when not set : fetch and build each package one after another


  • Remove the category check


  • Remove the backtrace from the launcher when minimerge fails


  • Release version


  • Fix scm type validator


  • bzr DVCS integration


  • Add support for variables in minibuilds setted in minitage configuration file. Use $name in minibuilds and set it in the [minitage.variables] section.


  • reinforce buildout code


  • restore previous version scheme


  • add mercurial explicit dependency


  • remove old minilay


This is a pre release, minitage is working. But it is not empty from bugs. Feel free to give your feedback :)

  • Minimerge totally rewritten in python

  • Support for conditionnal dependencies toward python version

  • Support for eggs in addition of site-packages added to the PYTHONPATH

  • Support for conditionnal (OS) dependencies

  • Lot of improvments on error handling

  • Logging mode

  • Configuration via a file is now possible

up to 0.3

  • not public, nothing to see there.

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