[Distutils] does pypi or red-dove have a better firehose API than "download all the packages"?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri May 24 18:31:28 CEST 2013

On 24.05.2013 18:18, Donald Stufft wrote:
> On May 24, 2013, at 12:14 PM, "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> On 24.05.2013 17:21, Vinay Sajip wrote:
>>> Donald Stufft <donald <at> stufft.io> writes:
>>>> Most packages also have an egg-info inside of them you can parse.
>>> I don't know how accurate that information is - IIRC pip always runs
>>> egg-info on downloaded archives. I presume this is to get the correct
>>> dependencies which are relevant to the installation system.
>> It would be nice to have the PKG-INFO readily available on the /simple/
>> index pages.
>> This contains the Requires header as well.
> The requires headers in the PKG-INFO are practically worthless.

Hmm, looking at a few PKG-INFO entries for Zope packages, I guess you're
right. Looks like setuptools forgets to add the header to the PKG-INFO.

>> At the moment, PKG-INFO is only available on the PyPI edit pages
>> for packages you own, even though access is possible without
>> login:
>> https://pypi.python.org/pypi?name=egenix-mx-base&version=3.2.6&:action=display_pkginfo

It does appear in our PKG-INFO entries:


so I guess setuptools isn't behaving quite right in this respect.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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