[Distutils] setuptools auto-installing not working due to python.org proxy/redirect not working

Ben Bangert ben at groovie.org
Mon May 22 19:34:25 CEST 2006

I noticed this morning that python.org is no longer either proxying or 
redirecting under python.org/pypi/XXXXXX/ which means that setuptools 
breaks for installation:
Searching for MyghtyUtils
Reading http://www.python.org/pypi/MyghtyUtils/
No local packages or download links found for MyghtyUtils

Of course, we know that

works just fine. Is it possible to have setuptools have a list of URL's 
to try and fail-over to the next one in the event it can't find it at 
the first one? Ideally, setuptools should also be able to pull a list 
of servers mirroring the data for fail-over as well sort of like CPAN 
so that there's some redundancy in the system.

Ben Bangert

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