buildout fails if download-cache does not exist

Bug #922602 reported by Richard Harding on 2012-01-27
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Bug Description

You can start the builout bootstrap without the download-cache directory existing already. There should be a way around this:

From an irc conversation:

the download-cache and eggs-directory should be configured locally, not in a project's buildout; configuring them locally will still allow them to be shared with LP

Aaron Bentley (abentley) on 2012-01-27
Changed in wadllib:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

I don't quite follow. Are you saying 'an error occurs if you have not creating the download cache directory' ?

Changed in wadllib:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
importance: High → Low
Richard Harding (rharding) wrote :

Yes, fails with an error if the download-cache directory does not already exist. Creating that directory allows it to continue as usual and then run buildout init.

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

This sounds to me like a buildout bug, not a wadllib one?

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

(but perhaps we need a newer

Changed in wadllib:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
summary: - does not buildout without manually creating download-cache directory
+ buildout fails if download-cache does not exist
Richard Harding (rharding) wrote :

So it looks like this is by design. In checking our LP makefile we actually check for this and show an error message that you need to run link-external-sourcecode so that's why we don't see this usually in LP as well.

Changed in wadllib:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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