14 Oct 2015 14 Oct '15
On 2015-10-14 09:43:25 -0700 (-0700), Chris Barker wrote: [...]
I propose that PyPi allow projects to replace existing files if they REALLY REALLY want to.
You should have to jump through all sorts of hoops, and make it really clear that it is a BAD IDEA in the general case, but it'd be good to have it be possible.
It used to be possible. If that possibility returns, I'm not looking forward to more of the bugs I used to semi-regularly file explaining to package authors why their assumptions about the safety of silently replacing their broken releases were flawed.
-- Jeremy Stanley