[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

kiorky kiorky at cryptelium.net
Thu Dec 24 22:20:37 CET 2009

Lennart Regebro a écrit :
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:28, kiorky <kiorky at cryptelium.net> wrote:
>> Why forcing them ?
>> How about a cronjob or something like that which find packages without
>> distribution and get from there all distributions possible on their relative
>> homepages and mirror them on Pypi ?
> Somebody (including a bot) uploading a package is quite different from
> *requiring* uploads, IMO.
> But uploading to PyPI is for 99.999% of packages so easy that if it's
> not done there may be a reason why they don't want to.

Unless they don't know how to do.

> We may choose to ignore that, but we can only do it for licenses we know allow it,
99% of pypi packages.

> which again means that there may be packages listed on PyPI that are
> not hosted on PyPI.
> I personally don't understand why third-party services would need this.

That's quite out of scope which what i wanted to spot but to answear:

The only problem is with licenses which constrain redistribution.
We can have logic around trove classifiers to filter them out.
If the authors miss the trove, that's their fault.

What i would like to see is just to have most of the distributions on Pypi
because by experience, pypi get less offline that thirdparty mirrors, and i can
set mirrors of pypi easyly.

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