[MapProxy] recently recommended method to install mapproxy (debian squeeze)

Oliver Tonnhofer olt at omniscale.de
Thu May 26 02:52:52 EDT 2011

Hi Marco,

Dominik already wrote that we recommend virtualenv. Here are some reasons behind that:

On 25.05.2011, at 21:25, Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. wrote:
> what is the recently recommended method to install mapproxy? The main HP
> (http://mapproxy.org/) says:
> #sudo easy_install mapproxy

This is the easiest and fastest way and it installs MapProxy directly in your system installation of Python. But this will also install all missing dependencies and you can get trouble if you install one of these dependencies as a system package later.

With virtualenv you install everything into that environment and leave the system installation clean.  This is a nice thing, especially when you are still testing and when you are installing additional packages for deployment, etc. It also keeps the installation separated from other Python applications you might use (like MapFish).

So, it is a good thing to use vitrualenv, but it is Ok if you don't. 

PS: Stephan Holl contributed a patch to make MapProxy deb packages. It's in the latest trunk and you can build the package with `make builddeb`.


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