Here is the problem
I have a requirements.txt that looks like:
I have a local archive directory containing all the packages + others.
I have created a new virtualenv with
upon activating it, I tried to install the packages according to requirements.txt from the local archive directory.
pip install -r /path/to/requirements.txt -f file:///path/to/archive/
I got some output that seems to indicate that the installation is fine
Downloading/unpacking Fabric==1.2.0 (from -r ../testing/requirements.txt (line 3))
Running setup.py egg_info for package Fabric
warning: no previously-included files matching '*' found under directory 'docs/_build'
warning: no files found matching 'fabfile.py'
Downloading/unpacking South==0.7.3 (from -r ../testing/requirements.txt (line 8))
Running setup.py egg_info for package South
But later check revealed none of the package is installed properly. I cannot import the package, and none is found in the site-packages directory of my virtualenv. So what went wrong?