[Catalog-sig] Flag to tell pip to only install uploaded files

Stefan Krah stefan-usenet at bytereef.org
Thu Jul 5 08:44:22 CEST 2012

Donald Stufft <donald.stufft at gmail.com> wrote:
>     This sort of thing would be nice to have - especially if it could be
>     configured to be on by default (with command-line args to enable the
>     reverse behaviour.) Though to be quite honest I don't actually know
>     how many packages I currently use that aren't downloaded directly from
>     the cheeseshop.
> I was unpleasantly surprised by a few that I use that aren't directly from the
> index.

And many people have been pleasantly surprised by external packages.

And package managers like http://code.activestate.com/pypm/ don't have
any problems with external packages. They even automatically generate

> I don't know how likely an on by default option would be as that would be a
> fairly major change and will break for a lot of people who don't know to use it.


Stefan Krah

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