[Distutils] Reviving PEP 470 - Removing External Hosting support on PyPI

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Mon Aug 31 11:05:35 CEST 2015

On 31 Aug 2015, at 10:44, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> There's also another difference: Linux repos are usually managed
> by a single entity owning the packages, very much unlike PyPI which
> is merely a hosting platform and index to point to packages owned
> by the authors.

That is probably true for public repositories. However, there are also a huge number of organisations who have internal repositories for deb/rpm packages, and many of those contain third party packages. I have a couple, and most of them contain a combination of our own packages as well as collection of backports and custom packages for software that hasn’t been packaged by anyone else.


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