[Catalog-sig] simple index and urls exracted from metadata text fields
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Sep 13 12:05:13 CEST 2009
> $ easy_install hachoir-core
> Searching for hachoir-core
> Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/hachoir-core/
> Reading http://hachoir.org/wiki/hachoir-core <- this page doesn't
> exists anymore that's an old home url
> page, you're blocked for a while !!
> If we keep this behavior, the client-side should be more smart.
I disagree. It's the package maintainer's task to make sure the
published URLs actually work.
The maintainer failing to do so, I think users should be more smart
and stop using an unmaintained package. Failing to do so, they should
specify an explicit version. Failing to do so, they deserve waiting for
> We are adding timeout handling in Distribute, and we will probably add
> a special option so it doesn't follow
> external links if some distributions were found at PyPI.
> But we should find a way to remove dead links from PyPI imho.
There is: ask the maintainer of the package to fix the page.
> Maybe by providing a proxy for all links ? So PyPI can fallback to an
> empty page if the link is dead ?
I really fail to see why this is a problem.
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