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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Dec 25 23:18:25 CET 2009

> It is unreliable [bugs.launchpad.net/pypi-mirror/+bug/386143] and lacks
> the pre-extracted metadata. I wouldn't call it a mirror tool, for it is
> not an exact copy of PyPI data[1].
> ***
> [1] "In computing, a mirror is an exact copy of a data set. On the
> Internet, a mirror site is an exact copy of another Internet site. ..."

In this strict sense, PyPI will never have a mirror, nor does any of the
other project hosting services have a mirror in the strict sense.

In particular, I'm not willing (and not allowed to) give mirrors access
to PyPI's user database: account names and email addresses.


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