[Distutils] what happens when the "latest" release on pypi is removed?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sun Aug 3 09:55:40 CEST 2008

Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>> This is silly.
>> Mistakes happen. Buildout and/or setuptools should be tolerant of 
>> accidental releases that are then removed from PyPI.
>> What currently happens in cases like this?
> Nothing. 

Well, that wouldn't be good...

In what situations would buildout or setuptools pick 3.4dev-r73090?

If it has been picked, what happens when that package is updated by 
either tool?

What *should* happen is the latest package still on pypi gets picked and 
replaces 3.4dev-r73090, maybe with a warning issued if necessary.



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