[Distutils] ?t=info

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Fri Dec 5 04:43:39 CET 2008


I pointed easy_install at this server:


This is very cool because the files are stored on a secure,  
decentralized storage grid.  (Details on http://allmydata.org ,  
especially http://allmydata.org/~zooko/lafs.pdf .)

However, sometimes easy_install issues an HTTP GET request for a file  
with "?t=info" tacked onto the end.  http://pypi.python.org and  
apache ignore that query arg and just serve up the file, but the  
tahoe web server just so happens to use ?t=info for something else  
(the "More Info" links on the directory listing there), so this  
request fails to serve up the file.

My question is: why does easy_install append "?t=info" to the end of  
those requests?


http://allmydata.org -- Tahoe, the Least-Authority Filesystem
http://allmydata.com -- back up all your files for $10/month

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