[Distutils] Mystery solved

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jul 11 00:22:24 CEST 2006

At 05:58 PM 7/10/2006 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:

>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?

The point of --find-links is to provide links to unindexed packages.

In 0.6b4, you will be able to use 'file:' URLs for a package index, by the way.

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