[Distutils] PyPI mirroring and Changing the .egg-info PEPs

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Mar 26 07:16:09 CET 2009

2009/3/22 Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:10, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
>> Suggestions:
>> Instead of http://pypi.python.org/mirrors how about
>> http://mirrors.pypi.python.org (or pypimirrors.python.org, etc) --
>> then the mirror list can be hosted separately, and the likelihood of
>> both the mirrors and the main PyPI server being down are much lower.
> +1
>> Admittedly, this makes it harder for other indexes to provide their
>> own mirrors
> It does? Why? I must have missed something. :)

If you want to tell an installation to use another location (e.g.,
http://mysite.org/packages), with the current proposal you could have
a list of mirrors at http://mysite.org/packages/mirrors, while with a
domain name it's unclear where the mirrors would go.

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