Do not remove downloads from

Max M maxm at
Thu Oct 25 10:05:09 UTC 2007

Martin Aspeli skrev:

> If you put this in your ~/.buildout/default.cfg, you'll get all eggs 
> ever downloaded in ~/.buildout/eggs and all tarballs in 
> ~/.buildout/downloads. So you won't have to download them yourself 
> separately. ;)

The problem is not what I do. I am usually paranoid enough about 
breakage that I have everything I need to get stuff back up and running.

But sometimes I have people asking for support for a broken site/server, 
that are not as nitpicky about what they do.

Eg they expect to be able to rebuild Zope and other external products 
from a download, and so only have backed up the Products folder with 
their inhouse products.

Especially getting the correct external products can be a real pain.

What I am worried about is that it will be as big a pain to get the 
parts of a specific older buildout.

As far as I can see, buildout and eggs are being heralded as installers. 
Not only as "make" replacements for advanced developers only. That is my 
main worry.


hilsen/regards Max M, Denmark
IT's Mad Science

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