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Required packages

To run the PyPI software, you need Python 2.5+ and PostgreSQL

Quick development setup

Make sure you read
and you have a working PostgreSQL DB.

Make sure your config.ini is up-to-date, initially copying from
config.ini.template. Change CONFIG_FILE at the begining of pypi.wsgi,
so it looks like this::

    CONFIG_FILE = 'config.ini'

Then, you can create a development environment like this, if you have
virtualenv installed::

    $ virtualenv --no-site-packages .
    $ pip install -r requirements.txt

Then you can launch the server using the pypi.wsgi script::

    $ python pypi.wsgi
    Serving on port 8000...

PyPI will be available in your browser at http://localhost:8000

Database Setup

To fill a database, run pkgbase_schema.sql on an empty Postgres database.
Then run tools/demodata to populate the database with dummy data.

For testing purposes, run tools/mksqlite to create packages.db. Set
[database]driver to sqlite3, and [database]name to packages.db, then
run tools/demodata to populate the database.

PyPI Requires the citext extension to be installed.

TestPyPI Database Setup

testpypi runs under postgres; because I don't care to fill my head with such
trivialities, the setup commands are:

   createdb -O testpypi testpypi
   psql -U testpypi testpypi <pkgbase_schema.sql

Restarting PyPI

PyPI has 2 different pieces that need started, web server and the task runner.

    # Restart the web server
    $ /etc/init.d/pypi restart
    # Restart the task runner
    $ initctl restart pypi-worker