[Catalog-sig] an immutable mirror of PyPI

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Jul 15 22:58:31 CEST 2011

>> Author A releases a package X, then drops the idea and removes
>> the package, freeing up the name for others to use. Later on,
>> author B uses the name X for something different and creates
>> a new package X with a new set of releases.
> I wonder by the way whether PyPI supports the "dropping package name
> forever" use case now.

Of course. When you delete a package, all traces of it are deleted from
PyPI for good, except for a log record stating that the package was
deleted (and by whom, which again isn't published).


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