[Catalog-sig] is there a way to rename a package?

Alexis Métaireau alexis at notmyidea.org
Wed May 30 10:13:52 CEST 2012

Le 29/05/2012 20:26, Chris Withers a écrit :
> Is there a way to rename a package on pypi?
This answer will probably sound beside the point, but that's probably 
worth noticing that renaming a distribution on PyPI can be a bad idea, 
as for deletion of anything on the Index.
Please, ensure that no-one is using the distribution you want to rename.

If some users are using the distribution under its old name, then 
releasing a new version of the distribution under the old name, with 
documentation pointing to the new location seems a good way to have your 
users not too upset too much.

Of course, if it was a simple typo in the name when uploading the 
distribution, then fair enough, having a simple way to rename a 
distribution sounds like a good idea.

Note to potential implementors of this feature in PyPI: please take 
extra care of the rename mechanism so that it doesn't break for 
end-users in weird ways. Having a distribution renamed might sound 
straightforward, but probably isn't.


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