[Catalog-sig] Time for a static cheeseshop mirror for easy_install?
g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Apr 8 14:29:58 CEST 2007
Phillip J. Eby schrieb:
> For what easy_install does, there really isn't any dynamic API usage, so a
> static mirror for easy_install could take a good bit of load off the
> I don't know whether this will actually solve any problems the cheeseshop
> itself is having; it may be that ill-behaved web spiders are at fault, or
> something else altogether. However, since the downtime mostly creates
> issues for people using easy_install, creating a solution for those people
> certainly seems worthwhile.
> Since easy_install was designed to be able to use simple directory indexes
> and HTML pages as a package index, it should be possible to create a simple
> directory tree of HTML pages, using PyPI's public XML-RPC API. The mirror
> could use PyPI's RSS feed to know when a package's information is out of
> date, although I'm not sure that the RSS includes all modifications, such
> as when packages are deleted, releases are hidden, files uploaded, etc.
> However, assuming that there's a scalable way to receive change
> notifications, it should be straightforward to implement a mirror script
> for easy_install, and have it run on one or more volunteered hosts, perhaps
> with round-robin DNS (maybe easy-install.python.org?)
The German Python community is willing to contribute a host for PyPI mirroring.
Just contact me as soon as some solution is found.
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