[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

Kevin Teague kevin at bud.ca
Sat Nov 7 19:12:28 CET 2009

On Nov 7, 2009, at 6:57 AM, Andreas Jung wrote:

> - no more external hosting of packages. If people
>   want their packages listed on Pypi, they should
>   be required to upload their packages on PyPI
>   (no more issues with non-available external server,
>   no more issues with mirroring external servers,
>   no more issues with wrong download URLs within
>   package metadata)


Externally hosted packages are a royal PITA and it makes it so much  
harder to automatically install dependencies. This field should at the  
least be marked in the Distutils docs with a big "DEPRECATED: DO NOT  
USE" note.

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