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collective.dist 0.2.5

Distutils commands to upload files to several servers

What is collective.dist ?

I have added in Python 2.6 a new feature to allow people to deal with several PyPI-like servers in .pypirc.

Basically you can use register and upload commands on any server registered in .pypirc, which changed a bit.

But Plone and Zope runs on Python 2.4.

So this package adds two new commands so you can use what will be available in Python 2.6:

  • mupload: command that allows uploading the package to several servers
  • mregister: command that allow registering to several servers

This package also provides some new commands that will be introduced in Python 2.7:

  • check: command that allows you to check if the metadata are compliant. It checks for example that long_description compiles in reSt. Notice that mregister calls this command.

How to use collective.dist ?

mregister and mupload are replacing register and upload commands and work with an extended version of the .pypirc file.

In order to work with it, change your .pypirc file this way:

[distutils]
index-servers =
    pypi

[pypi]
username:user
password:password

Where user and password are your PyPI users.

With the latest changes, if password is omitted the user will be prompt to type it when needed.

You can then start to use the mregister and mupload commands, instead of the usual register and upload calls.

A typical call to upload your file would be:

$ python setup.py mregister sdist mupload

To deal with several PyPI-like servers, you can add them in your .pypirc file.

For example, if you want to be able to push your packages to :

  • PyPI
  • plone.org
  • your own private PyPI (by using PloneSoftwareCenter for example)

You can write your .pypirc file like this:

[distutils]
index-servers =
    pypi
    plone.org
    mycompany


[pypi]
username:user
password:password

[plone.org]
repository:http://plone.org/products
username:ploneuser
password:password

[plone.org]
repository:http://my.company/products
username:user
password:password

From there, you will be able to work with the different servers, with the -r option:

$ python setup.py mregister sdist mupload -r http://plone.org

You can even use the section name instead of the url:

$ python setup.py mregister sdist mupload -r plone.org

If your package uses setuptools, you can even create aliases to simplify the command:

$ python setup.py alias plone_release mregister sdist mupload -r plone.org  # creates the alias
$ python setup.py plone_release # run the whole sequence

Another usage is to deal with several profiles on PyPI itself:

[distutils]
index-servers =
    pypi
    pypi-personal

[pypi]
username:user
password:password

[pypi-personal]
username:user2
password:password2

Making sure your package metadata are fine

You can check if your metadata are compliant by running the check command:

$ python setup.py check

If you have docutils installed, you can even check if your long_description compiles, with the restructuredtext option:

$ python setup.py check --restructuredtext

And make it raise an error in case of a problem with the strict option:

$ python setup.py check --restructuredtext --strict

Notice that mregister calls check and check for reStructuredText. If you want to make it stop when the reStructuredText is broken, use strict as well:

$ python setup.py mregister --strict
 
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