How it works...

Buildout works by processing a configuration file, which is called buildout.cfg by default. This file uses a syntax close to ConfigParser (with a few extensions) to describe the desired target environment. There is one mandatory section, [buildout], which contains a parts entry listing the sections to process. Most sections have a recipe entry that gives the name of a buildout recipe to use to build the section. There are lots of recipes available (take a look at http://www.buildout.org/en/latest/docs/recipelist.html for a partial listing), and different recipes can be combined in a single configuration file. Each recipe supports its own configuration settings. Recipes are Python modules, usually made available from PyPI. ...

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