Getting Started


First create and activate a virtualenv to contain the installation:

$ virtualenv mypypi
New python executable in mypypi/bin/python
Installing setuptools.............done.
Installing pip...............done.
$ source mypypi/bin/activate

Now install pypicloud and waitress. To get started, we’re using waitress as the WSGI server because it’s easy to set up.

(mypypi)$ pip install pypicloud[server]


If you have not already, create an access key and secret by following the AWS guide

The default configuration should work, but if you get permission errors or 403’s, you will need to set a policy on your bucket.


Generate a default server configuration

(mypypi)$ ppc-make-config -t server.ini


Note that this configuration should only be used for testing. If you want to set up your server for production, read the section on deploying.


Now you can run the server using pserve

(mypypi)$ pserve server.ini

The server is now running on port 6543. You can view the web interface at http://localhost:6543/

Installing Packages

After you have the webserver started, you can install packages using:

pip install -i http://localhost:6543/pypi/ PACKAGE1 [PACKAGE2 ...]

If you want to configure pip to always use PyPI Cloud, you can put your preferences into the $HOME/.pip/pip.conf file:

index-url = http://localhost:6543/pypi/

Uploading Packages

To upload packages, you will need to add your server as an index server inside your $HOME/.pypirc:

index-servers = pypicloud

repository: http://localhost:6543/pypi/
username: <<username>>
password: <<password>>

Now to upload a package you should run:

python sdist upload -r pypicloud