[Distutils] Mystery solved

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Jul 10 23:58:41 CEST 2006

On Jul 10, 2006, at 5:50 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>> 2. The messages:
>>        Couldn't find index page for 'jimtest' (maybe misspelled?)
>>        Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
>>     should be info messages, not warning messages.  If they
>>     remain warnings, and you fix the first problem, it will be
>>     impossible to avoid the warnings without creating a PyPI
>>     project or creating an index server, and I don't think it was
>>     your intent to require either of these.  I don't think a warning
>>     should be issues for correct use of software.
> Here's the problem.  Reducing everything to info messages means  
> there's effectively no control over output detail.  I generally use  
> 'warn()' for things that *may* reflect an error in input  
> parameters.  So, my take on the above is that although the  
> "Scanning" message could become an info(), the previous one shouldn't.

This means that one always has to use an index.  In which case, what  
is the point of find-links?


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