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Re: [Chicken-hackers] new CHICKEN 5 egg installation

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] new CHICKEN 5 egg installation
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:54:14 +0100

Hello all,

On Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:42:36 +0100 address@hidden wrote:

>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 02:00:46PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
>> > Some time ago there was a strong interest in supporting mulitple
>> > local egg repos (i.e. CHICKEN_REPOSITORY would specify a list of
>> > directories, each of which may contain eggs). Would that allow
>> > dropping -prefix, and still provide a way to split installations
>> > across multiple directories, and thus solve the requirements for
>> > packaging (-no-install-deps) and Salmonella?
>> I think that would be a nice way to support this, and would also make
>> a Python virtualenv-like tool possible, so one can have local
>> project-specific installations of different egg version combinations.
> I recall that I didn't like this too much, due to the added
> ambiguousness of where eggs are found + installed, but if this solves
> multiple problems in a relatively elegant way (separating dependency
> instllation, for packagers, and overlayed repos for salmonella runs),
> than I guess there is no better way.
> Mario, would this help with Salmonella?

Not sure if I undertand the proposal.  You mean chicken-install would
install eggs in the directory pointed by CHICKEN_REPOSITORY?

All the best.

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