0 0 0 0


I followed the guide How to submit a package to PyPI to submit one package. It throwed the error below:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "", line 27, in 
        'Programming Language :: Python',
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/distutils/", line 152, in setup
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/distutils/", line 975, in run_commands
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/distutils/", line 995, in run_command
      File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/setuptools/command/", line 9, in run
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/distutils/command/", line 33, in run
      File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/distutils/command/", line 84, in _set_config
        raise ValueError('%s not found in .pypirc' % self.repository)
    ValueError: PyPI-test not found in .pypirc

My .pypirc file context is:

    [distutils] # this tells distutils what package indexes you can push to
    index-servers =
        PyPI # the live PyPI
        PyPI-test # test PyPI
    [PyPI] # authentication details for live PyPI
    username: {{username}}
    password: {{password}}
    [PyPI-test] # authentication details for test PyPI
    username: {{username}}

My OS env is

CentOS release 6.2 (Final)
and python env is
Python 2.6.6

What's the reason and how to fix it?

Best Answer:

Some pitfalls to avoid in order to make this work:

The .pyirc file is expected inside the HOME directory. This is true for Windows and Unix.

If it's not working, it's because the .pypirc file is not found at the path indicated by the HOME variable.

On Windows, to know what your path is:

  • With PowerShell (if you are using pew to manage virtualenv for instance), echo $HOME.

  • With default Windows console, echo %HOMEPATH% (yes, talk about "portability")

Then place the .pypirc file right at that path.

As for the file, don't forget the distutil part, otherwise it won't work. Your file should be exactly like that:

index-servers =
repository =
username = <your user name goes here>
password = <your password goes here>
repository =
username = <your user name goes here>
password = <your password goes here>

My intuition tells me to not customize the pypi repository name, not sure it works otherwise.

Then, when you run the command, simple provide the -r (repository) flag with pypitest

python register -r pypitest

And that should do the trick.

Copyright © 2011 Dowemo All rights reserved.    Creative Commons   AboutUs