[Catalog-sig] Deprecate External Links

Donald Stufft donald.stufft at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 10:10:08 CET 2013

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:01 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> On Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> > > 
> > 
> > https://crate.io/externally-hosted/ A list of things that have no files hosted on
> > PyPI but have a release. This doesn't include things that uploads sometimes
> > but not everytime (argparse for example the latest releases have not been
> > uploaded to PyPI).
> > 
> Sorted out a better way of seeing what would be effected by this change. 
> Here is a list of all versions that are currently installable via pip that
> are not hosted on PyPI (and thus would be uninstallable if all external
> links would be removed). This filters out projects that never existed
> or are no longer installable due to issues with the external hosting.
> I've also included the script I used to generate it.
> https://gist.github.com/dstufft/5088915 
Here's some numbers fetched from that data. 

928 projects w/ 2750 total versions have versions not installable
directly from PyPI.

721 projects w/ 2543 total versions have versions not installable
directly from PyPI if we don't consider the `dev` version.

This change would affect 2-3% of the projects on PyPI, and
just from scanning down the list it appears some of these
appear to merely be a forgotten upload and not a conscious
choice to not host their packages on PyPI (for example Django
has only 1 version not installable directly from PyPI).
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