Using the proxy

Downloading packages

To download a package from the proxy, there are two choices:

  • Specify the server where the server is installed when runing pip or easy_install.

    pip install -i http://mypypiproxy/simple/ Flask
    easy_install -i http://mypypiproxy/simple/ Flask
  • Use the index url in a configuration file. For easy_install, it should be on ~/.pydistutils.cfg (on Linux), and the file should have the following format:

    index_url = http://mypypiproxy/simple/

    For pip, the configuration file is ~/.pip/pip.conf, and the file should have the following format:

    index-url = http://mypypiproxy/simple/

Also, you should increment the timeout option for pip or easy_install. For pip, the ~/.pip/pip.conf configuration file should be something like:

[global] index-url = http://mypypiproxy/simple/ timeout = 60

Uploading packages

To upload a package, the ~/.pypirc should be updated to something like:

index-servers =


I you are using the configuration with basic auth, then the configuration file should look something like this:

Basically, you should put in the username and password used for the basic auth.

The username and password values aren’t required by Flask-Pypi-Proxy. They are used by distutils when uploading the package. If you don’t have any authentication after this, then you can put any values. After that, go to the of your project and run:

python sdist upload -r myserver

IMPORTANT: The command register, won’t work if you are using basic auth. For example, if you run

python register

and if your server is configured using basic auth, then register will return a 401 error. Simply upload the package without running register.