[Catalog-sig] bunch of spam packages

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sun Jan 1 18:37:35 CET 2012


On 01/01/2012 13:26, Robert Kern wrote:
> On 12/31/11 11:29 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/girlfriends/1.0
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/house/0.9
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/hardwork/0.9
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/car/0.9
>>
>> ...all spamvertising the same website.
>
> It appears to me to be an honest attempt at humor[1] using the
> setuptools dependency mechanism rather than spam per se. Using Google
> Translate on the blog, it looks plausibly like a legitimate Chinese
> Python blogger.
>
> [1] Albeit lame and sexist to my American ears. Perhaps it plays better
> in China.

They're junk, and should be removed, along with all the .nested list 
printers

I have to say, I like the idea of requiring moderation for your first 
package...

Chris

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