[Catalog-sig] What is the point of pythonpackages.com?

martin at v.loewis.de martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Feb 8 01:21:52 CET 2012

> I think we all agree we should try and remove dead links or at least mark
> them as such.

I don't know who "we" is that should try to remove dead links,
and whose dead links. I certainly don't agree that I (as a PyPI operator)
should remove any links on any package (except for legal or moral reasons).

> Google/wikipedia/download.com/etc wouldn't serve dead links
> in search results and I don't think we should treat PyPI as the Python
> Packaging Archive.

Why not? People certainly use it as an archive - and the same people  
that PyPI should host all files also insist that old releases should never be
deleted from PyPI (making it an archive).

> I don't know how that can be done for contact email addresses but any url
> pypi points to (package host or website) should be checked once in a while
> imho.

Feel free to do so, and to then contact the package authors to update their
release pages.


More information about the Catalog-SIG mailing list