[Catalog-sig] High-availability for PyPI, mirroring infrastructures?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Aug 20 15:43:44 CEST 2008

At 07:22 PM 8/13/2008 +0200, Tarek Ziade wrote:
>2008/8/12 Phillip J. Eby <<mailto:pje at telecommunity.com>pje at telecommunity.com>
>What you really want/need is to make the PackageIndex support 
>retrieval from multiple index urls; the PackageIndex itself 
>aggregates available packages from sources such as the local file 
>system, -f urls, and an underlying package index.  So having 
>multiple aggregators would duplicate processing, and deprive you of 
>a global ordering of package precedences.
>Is this a feature you would like to see in setuptools ? If so I can 
>write a patch,

Just be aware that I'm likely to be rather picky about how it works.  :)

>Besides this feature, there's one feature we started to add on 
>zc.buildout but could be put in setuptools's PackageIndex as well I believe :

Having the option to set a short timeout for *connections* would be 
useful, I think, just as long as it doesn't end up cutting off slow 
downloads.  I'd prefer it to be controllable from the command line, 

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