not sure how to make pip download packages for later installation

make sure
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/bin
is in the shell path


notes for downloading and installing python packages offline have been scattered.
creating a new file in topics for these notes:

from /c/system/startup.txt

cd /directory/for/sources
sudo easy_install -zmaxd . pylons
#sudo easy_install -zmaxd . simplejson

then
on offline machine, use:
sudo easy_install -f . Pylons


cd /downloads/python/
mkdir sphinx
cd /downloads/python/sphinx/
sudo easy_install -zmaxd . sphinx
sudo easy_install -f . Sphinx