[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] setuptools or PyPI problem...?
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Sep 23 05:32:17 CEST 2005
At 10:25 AM 9/23/2005 +1000, Richard Jones wrote:
>I can only assume that setuptools is mutating the name/version in order to
>generate a safe filename, but then passing the mutated name/version to PyPI
>as the release identifier.
I haven't attempted to reproduce Ian's problem, but I don't believe I'm
doing this, at least not in the upload command. I'll have to check.
> I think it's an unacceptable change to make to
>PyPI to accept the mutated name/version, as the name/version represents the
>unique identifier in the database for a package. Unique identifier collisions
>are possible when you start mangling them, and I'd really prefer to avoid
I'd like to encourage moving towards mangling the *keys* themselves, in
order to be robust in the face of typos. I think allowing random
punctuation and upper/lower case to distinguish projects (e.g. allowing
SQLObject, sqlobject, and SQLobject to be different packages) is asking for
trouble on the human side of things, entirely aside from allowing them in
filenames, dealing with case-insensitive filesystems, and so on. Having a
nice human readable name for the web page, PKG-INFO, and description are
one thing, but having it used for filenames, URLs, and database keys is
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