[Catalog-sig] simple index and urls exracted from metadata text fields

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Sep 13 20:35:08 CEST 2009

At 03:53 PM 9/13/2009 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> > Maybe the solution would be to add in that page only the latest 
> home URL link..
>That would solve this specific problem. I'm not so sure it would solve
>the general problem: what if some package *wishes* to provide different
>homepage URLs for different releases, and has them all working

When easy_install was written, the only links it could find were 
those to "unhidden" versions, and older versions were hidden by default.

IIRC, the URLs of "hidden" versions were added to the "simple" API 
after user complaints about not being able to access non-current 
versions...  thus creating the current problem.

Basically, one is stuck with either timeouts or un-findable old 
versions in the case where a maintainer is not keeping their links tidy.

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