[Buildroot] Private mirror repository for Python package dependencies -- howto?

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Sep 29 19:51:51 UTC 2017


On Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:53:25 -0700, Robert Lerche wrote:
> Buildroot provides a simple and effective means to specify a private mirror
> for package source code components (BR2_PRIMARY_SITE).  This is essential
> for a company basing an embedded system product on Buildroot.
> Is there an equivalent mechanism to support a private repository for Python
> package dependencies?  Otherwise distutils and setuptools will fetch from
> public sources even though the package base comes from the private mirror.

This should never happen. If a Python package downloads its
dependencies by itself without going through Buildroot's download
mechanism, it's a bug.

Could you give a more specific example of a problematic Python package ?

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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