[Distutils] How Python can have CPAN.

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 16:54:25 CET 2009

On Dec 27, 2009, at 5:47 AM, Lennart Regebro wrote:

> 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.

I'll update the PyPI checker in the distutilsversion test_pypi_versions.py to provide that information as well.  I think I'll make a separate project (uploaded to PyPI, promise) out of it so we have a shared way to get statistics on PyPI projects.  Is your code for this in the PyPI code repository or were these just quick one-off's?

If there's no data on PyPI and no download url then wouldn't those be "non-packages?"   And if there's no contact info, "non-package" by "nobody?"  Sounds like a song title.

The survey should include a "Project abandoned" or "Nothing to upload" or "It was just a mistake" and an "Ok to delete immediately".  

Any non-project where the owner gives permission to delete, where the e-mail bounces, or there's no response in a month, just delete it.

That 2.4% is pretty small compared to somewhere like SourceForge where every other project seems to be abandoned or worse and there sure are a lot of them...


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