[Catalog-sig] Deprecate External Links

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Fri Mar 1 10:53:11 CET 2013

On 1 March 2013 20:24, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> * PyPI doesn't allow us to upload two egg files with the same
>   name: we have to provide egg files for UCS2 Python builds and
>   UCS4 Python builds, since easy_install/setuptools/pip don't
>   differentiate between the two variants. This is the main
>   reason why we're hosting our own PyPI-style indexes, one for
>   UCS2 and the other for UCS4 builds:
>   https://downloads.egenix.com/python/index/ucs2/
>   https://downloads.egenix.com/python/index/ucs4/

Hm. that's a tricky one. I've assumed that the filename encodes all of
the relevant build information. Perhaps that should be addressed
(otherwise pity the poor user who downloads one or the other
incorrectly and then runs into issues that are probably quite


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