-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Philipp von Weitershausen wrote: > On 4 Sep 2007, at 01:21 , Tres Seaver wrote: >> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote: >>> Wichert Akkerman wrote: >>>>> The only problem is that distributing grok-0.11.cfg is a bit >>>>> tedious. >>>>> How about if buildout could get it from the web? >>>> How about making it available from an egg, through a hook in egg- >>>> info >>>> perhaps? >>> This is a very good point. So good in fact that I thought of it >>> myself >>> :) I was already writing the email when your message came in. >>> >>> >>> Martijn and I discussed the known working set problem over IRC this >>> afternoon. He brought up a few good points which suggest that the >>> version data could be associated with the egg: >>> >>> The approach that I described in my original posting (and which >>> actually >>> works *today*, as I found out!) has some disadvantages. For instance, >>> the discoverability and release mechanism of the known working set >>> configuration file differs a lot from our normal packages. >>> Releasing a >>> package is a well-known routine by now. How and where would we >>> release >>> the working set configuration file? SVN? >> Why not just release a meta-egg with hard-wired dependencies, plus the >> scripts required to set up and run the application? If the other >> components are as relaxed as possible about their dependencies, >> then it >> shouldn't matter that the meta-egg nails them down: it isn't going to >> be possilbe to re-use the meta-egg anyway (and I for one wouldn't want >> to -- I'd be creating a new environment to run it in). > > I think the use case of being able to override a particular version > of a package is valid. Let's say I'm on Zope 3.5.0 (meta egg or > whatever) and I'd like to get the newest ZODB because it has a really > cool feature. Sure, the warranty is void now, but I'd still like to > be able to do it *without* having to reproduce all the version > dependencies that the meta egg specifies. > >>> Another problem are dependencies and how we'd like to depend on other >>> working sets. Let's say we made a 'Zope' working set that >>> contained the >>> stable versions of the zope.* packages. It would make sense for >>> grok to >>> depend on this information. And packages using grok should depend on >>> that. It'll be complicated to maintain such a chain in separate text >>> files, especially across version updates. It only seems natural to >>> use >>> the egg dependency mechanism for this. >> Depending on another WS would basically Just Work (TM) if we used egg >> dependencies. > > It would, but setuptools doesn't allow us to specify "overrides" in > case of version conflicts. Perhaps zc.buildout could be taught how. > Then I suppose I could settle for using '==' in a meta egg's setup.py. > >>> When EGG-INFO is written, a custom writer will then take this >>> information and generate 'known_working_versions.txt' or whatever in >>> EGG-INFO. The only problem is that this custom writer needs to be >>> installed when setup.py is called to create egg, in other words to >>> generate the right kind of eggs you'd need to have something >>> installed >>> first. Not sure if this is better than maintaining .egg-info >>> directories >>> in SVN... >> I guess I don't get the usecase for maintaining "known good" >> dependencies outside of setup.py (for the "meta" egg). > > I don't mind maintaining them in setup.py, but the "install_requires" > mechanism is insufficient. Sooner or later you're going to end up > with a version conflict.
This is definitely a case where looking at how the Linux distros packaging works is instructive: if you want to modify a package's dependencies (your overried, in this case), then you need to roll a new package. At that point, perhaps we need a tool which introspects a "base" egg's dependencies and creates a new set, overriding only what is different: in this case, the new egg would not depend on the old (in fact, it should *conflict with* or *replace* it). Tres. - -- =================================================================== Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFG3Ju4+gerLs4ltQ4RAmy0AJ4h8P9yQeRKqG7Qm3iuGN7e93yQrwCgkdOn PPe8f3YxJES0gbYG60/NqhI= =SIBv -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com