[Catalog-sig] API for uploading packages to PyPI

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Mar 22 11:01:43 CET 2013

On 22.03.2013 09:58, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>wrote:
>> On 22 Mar, 2013, at 8:37, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I understand that this will make PyPI a potential target for automated
>> spam bots, but still it will be awesome to have an API to upload packages
>> to PyPI.
>> For example, I have a code that extract all necessary meta data for the
>> package from the source file itself. It is even able to generate setup.py
>> from this data. https://bitbucket.org/techtonik/astdump The next logical
>> step in this chain is to teach it to upload stuff to PyPI.
>> Now I thought that this setup.py is an unnecessary complication. What I
>> need, ideally is just upload single .py file, or a JSON and a .tar.gz FWIW.
>> Is there a straightforward API for things like that?

Yes: The distutils upload command implements the API. It essentially
uses the same HTML form interface as the PyPI UI.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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