[Distutils] How Python can have CPAN.

Lennart Regebro lregebro at jarn.com
Sun Dec 27 11:47:05 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 18:40, Lennart Regebro <lregebro at jarn.com> wrote:
> 1. Ask those who do not upload why they don't upload, and see if we can fix it.
> 2. Ask those who do not want to upload why they don't provide a download URL.

Out of a total of 8522 packages on PyPI, there are 203 packages (2.4%)
whose latest release does not provide either a package on PyPI, nor a
download url. Of these 16 does not provide any contact data.

There are, as far as I can figure out, around 150 individuals to
contact. That's enough people that a questionnaire might be useful,
with answer that we guess are going to be the common ones. Like:

Why did you not upload to PyPI, you bum?
1. I didn't know you could upload to PyPI.
2. I don't want anyone but my servers to have the downloads, thank you. [Why?]
3. My companies policy does not allow it. [Why?]
4. The distutils "sdist upload" procedure doesn't work for me. [Why?]
5. Other. [What?]

But there is a download URL metadata. You could have at least filled
that in, lazy person!
1. I didn't know you could.
2. Other [What?]

Is there significant interest in doing this? In that case, what answer
options should we have?

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