[Distutils] PyPI mirrors

Noah Kantrowitz noah at coderanger.net
Tue Jul 2 19:14:42 CEST 2013

On Jul 2, 2013, at 2:33 AM, David King wrote:

> Hi all,
> Has the relationship between PyPI mirrors changed since PyPI has started
> being served behind a CDN? 
> I know people have been recommending against using "--use-mirrors" with
> pip since it doesn't take advantage of the CDN. I've been considering
> trying to get a public PyPI mirror setup and wanted to know how/if
> they're still being used. 

Yes, the use of public mirrors is no longer recommended as a best practice. The idea is that mirrors will continue to be an important part of the ecosystem for things like deploy caching, internal company mirrors, etc, but the federated, public mirror network concept is being retired. Several of the public mirrors have already shut down and just point back at PyPI, but others are still available if you want to use them.


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