Monthly Archives: February 2011

Installing python-cloudfiles from pypi

I have just uploaded python-cloudfiles to pypi available here

This make things easy to add as a dependence of your project like you can have something like this in your setup.py :

requirements = ['python-cloudfiles']

and it will automatically download it as part of the dependence with easy_install or pip.

cool kids on latest debian/ubuntu can do stuff like this (from python-stdeb package) :

pypi-install python-cloudfiles

which would automatically download the tarball from pypi and install it as a packages (like the way it should be for prod machine!)

If you have a virtualenv environment you can easily do a (needs python-pip package) :

pip -E /usr/local/myvirtualenvroot install python-cloudfiles

and magic would be done to get you on latest python-cloudfiles.

As a bonus side you can browse online the python-cloudfiles library :

http://packages.python.org/python-cloudfiles/


[Update] This has been renamed back to python-cloudfiles please update your setup.py or scripts.

How to use fireuploader with the Rackspace Cloud UK

Fireuploader is a Firefox addon that gives you a nice GUI to upload files via your firefox browser.

I have made a special version of the extensions to make it works with the RackSpace Cloud UK.

Install the addon from here :

http://www.chmouel.com/pub/firefox_universal_uploader__fireuploader_-0.4.5-fx+mz+ukcf.xpi

Allow the website by clicking Allow in the yellow bar on the top as seen in this screenshot :

Click Allow on the top

Click on Install Now and restart Firefox.

After the Firefox browser is restarted you can go in Tools => Fireuploader and choose Rackspace Cloud UK in the dropdown list :

and click on Manage Account :

enter your UK username and UK API Key and “Save Password” if you like and it should log you into your UK Cloud :