Rick Warner wrote:
Actually, PyPI is replicated. See, for example, http://download.zope.org/simple/.
It may be that some of the mirrors should be better advertised.
A half-hearted effort. at best, after the problems last year. When I configure a CPAN client (once per user) I create a list of replicas I want to search for any query from a list of hundreds of replicas distributed around the world.
Can someone suggest the best way to search among repositories? For instance, try to connect to one, then stop if it gives Connection Refused? If it gives any unexpected error (5xx)? Timing out is a common failure, and a pain in the butt, but I guess there's that too. What does the CPAN client do?