[Distutils] Package's declared latest version ignored by Warehouse

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Tue Dec 2 01:44:50 CET 2014

> On Dec 1, 2014, at 7:40 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> writes:
>> Can you go into some detail about what the use case is for having
>> something other than the latest version be the default version shown?
> Not much detail needed: The package version was released before it was
> realised that it breaks many people's systems on upgrade.
> To address this, without re-writing history, it is desirable that the
> default version be an earlier, known-working version.
> I didn't realise that package fetch-and-install tools fail to honour
> that setting. So now I don't have a good solution.

You can always remove a version from PyPI if it’s breaking things for
people. That’ll stop *new* people from being broken. You can also of
course revert whatever changes people are being broken by and upload
that as a new version.

Generally it’s hard to go “backwards” and once you release a bit of
software assume that it’s released and just increment versions again.

Donald Stufft
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