[Distutils] distlib updated - comments sought
vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 5 12:29:00 CEST 2012
Paul Moore <p.f.moore <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Right, that's not going to be enough for me. I have a web page where
> files are hosted at
> http://my.domain/datastore/VARYING_ENCODED_ID/filename.tar.gz. The
> problem is that VARYING_ENCODED_ID changes regularly. It's possible to
> calculate it in code, but only based on the current date and the
> package name It really isn't worth asking why, but I'm stuck with
> I'd envisage a design consisting of independent "Locators", one for a
> local directory, one for PyPI using XMLRPC, one for PyPI's "simple"
> webpage interface (IMO, we need both PyPI types, as the simple
> interface generates a lot of useless web scraping - look at the simple
> page for lxml, for example...). Users could add locators for any
> custom stores as needed. I wrote a 30-minute proof of concept, which
> is at https://bitbucket.org/pmoore/tools/src/67b33c15efad/bin/Locator.py
> if you're interested.
I'll take a look - it sounds like the sort of approach I would take, to have a
high level interface for locating distributions that allows enumeration of
distributions, means of fetching them etc., with the ability to slot
in implementations for unusual cases like yours.
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