[Catalog-sig] PyPI's external packages

Jacob Kaplan-Moss jacob at jacobian.org
Thu May 12 22:13:56 CEST 2011


On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think some people are unaware of the fact that hosting themselves
> their packages can lead to problems when their websites are down.
>
> I'd like to propose these two very simple changes:

Both sound fairly sensible to me.

But why not do something a little less sensible, but a lot more
useful? If the package is hosted externally grab a copy and host it
locally. Then pip and friends can fall back to downloading from pypi
if the original download URL is broken.

Jacob


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