[Catalog-sig] Proposal: Move PyPI static data to the cloud for better availability

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jun 16 20:37:37 CEST 2010

Am 16.06.2010 13:53, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek<at>  gmail.com>  writes:
>> And we happen to have this network already: lots of people
>> will host a PyPI mirror as soon as it's easy to set one imho.
> You must be careful that the mirrors are properly managed and administered,
> though. Having stale/dysfunctioning mirrors is worse than having no mirrors at
> all.

That's not true. The client software can check whether a mirror is 
up-to-date, and proceed to the next mirror if one is outdated.

> It is likely that some people will setup a mirror and then "forget" to take care
> about it. Like our buildbots really.

The same can happen to any infrastructure, though. Amazon may decide to 
change the setup, and then the automated update procedure would break.
Of course, they would give advance notice - but then somebody would
have to react to that advance notice.

With the proposed default redirection of all PyPI downloads to Amazon,
such breakage would affect the entire installation, not just a single 


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