Thanks to the sprinters in Washington D.C., (Andrew who worked on merging it, Alex, etc.) and people that helped in the discussion (Fred, Martin), my patch to Python for multiple servers handling in .pypirc file has been integrated in 2.6 trunk.
This patch will allow using distutils register and upload commands with several servers, using the -r option and storing for each one of them the appropriate username/password in the configuration file. See http://wiki.python.org/moin/EnhancedPyPI for more details.
The collective.dist package provides the same feature for Python 2.4 and 2.5, through new commands: mregister and mupload.
The new format is also pretty convenient to store several profiles per
servers. For instance, if you have several accounts on PyPI, one for
your company (acme) and one for your own usage, you can define them like
index-servers = pypi acme [pypi] username:user password:password [acme] username:acme_user password:password
Then use them depending on the package you work in:
$ python setup.py register -r acme
$ python setup.py register # default, which is pypi
When plone.org will go Plone 3 (this is happening soon), the pypirc
file can be extended with this new target:
index-servers = pypi acme plone [pypi] username:user password:password [acme] username:acme_user password:password [plone] repository:http://plone.org/products username:plone_user password:password
From there, setuptools aliases can be used in each package to simplify
$ python setup.py alias plone_org register -r plone sdist bdist_egg upload -r plone
Which will allow you to upload the package to the website in one simple
$ python setup.py plone_org
The patch aslo corrects a few minor bugs in distutils, such as:
- .pypirc was not found on Windows - pydistutils.cfg was not found on Windows