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Heroku buildpack: Python

This is a Heroku buildpack for Python apps, powered by pip.

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This extends the normal Python/Django buildpack with installing the Maxmind GeoIP C Library and downloading the GeoIP City Database. Using Django, you'd only have to include the following in your settings:

GEOIP_PATH = '/app/GeoLiteCity.dat'


Example usage:

$ ls
Procfile  requirements.txt  web.py

$ heroku create --stack cedar --buildpack git://github.com/Bouke/heroku-buildpack-python-geoip.git

$ git push heroku master
-----> Fetching custom git buildpack... done
-----> Python app detected
-----> No runtime.txt provided; assuming python-2.7.4.
-----> Using Python runtime (python-2.7.4)
-----> Installing Maxmind GeoIP C Library
       GeoIP City Database is available at: /app/GeoLiteCity.dat
-----> Installing dependencies using Pip (1.3.1)
       Cleaning up...

You can also add it to upcoming builds of an existing application:

$ heroku config:add BUILDPACK_URL=git://github.com/Bouke/heroku-buildpack-python-geoip.git

The buildpack will detect your app as Python if it has the file requirements.txt in the root.

It will use Pip to install your dependencies, vendoring a copy of the Python runtime into your slug.

Specify a Runtime

You can also provide arbitrary releases Python with a runtime.txt file.

$ cat runtime.txt

Runtime options include:

  • python-2.7.4
  • python-3.3.2
  • pypy-1.9 (experimental)