[Grok-dev] Re: grok introspector of zope packages broken in 0.11.1

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Thu Jan 24 13:09:13 EST 2008

Uli Fouquet wrote:
> Hi Leonardo,
> Leonardo Rochael Almeida wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2008 3:00 PM, Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com> wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> The grok introspector of zope packages is broken in 0.11.1. This is
>>> because it hits a zipped egg. I think zipped eggs are annoying for other
>>> reasons, and hopefully we'll get a buildout option soon that can turn
>>> off zipped installation for all eggs. Still, this bug needs to be fixed,
>>> if only by skipping zipped eggs.
>> When I want to force eggs to be unzipped, I use this part first thing
>> on my buildout.cfg:
>>   [force-unzip]
>>   # this recipe is used to force certain eggs to be loaded unzipped
>>   # it is invoked before the other recipes in "parts" so the other
>>   # recipes needing these eggs already get them unzipped
> [snip]
> Thanks for that trick, Leonardo! I've never seen this before :-) I see a
> couple of questions arising with it concerning nested dependencies,
> already installed eggs etc., but it is certainly useful under certain
> circumstances.

Yes, cool trick, but I don't think we should let grokproject do this 
kind of stuff yet. Once there's a one liner option to auto-unzip eggs in 
buildout we could consider adding it to grokproject generated buildout.cfgs.



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