Required packages

To run the PyPI software, you need Python 2.5+, PostgreSQL, and all these packages located at PyPI:

  • zope.interface
  • zope.pagetemplate
  • zope.tal
  • zope.tales
  • zope.i18nmessageid
  • psycopg2 (for testing, sqlite3 might be sufficient)
  • docutils
  • M2Crypto
  • distutils2
  • python-openid
  • raven

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 --distribute .
$ bin/easy_install zope.interface zope.pagetemplate
$ bin/easy_install zope.tal zope.tales zope.i18nmessageid psycopg2
$ bin/easy_install docutils M2Crypto python-openid raven

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

$ bin/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.