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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Aug 31 13:21:36 CEST 2015

On August 31, 2015 at 6:36:42 AM, Paul Moore (p.f.moore at gmail.com) wrote:
> > If there's any additional functionality that Linux systems  
> provide,
> could someone summarise it from an end user POV for me? (And maybe  
> also point out why I'd never noticed it as a naive Linux user!)  
> To me,
> that's a key to whether this PEP is missing something important  
> relative to those systems.

Wichert provided a much more in-depth summary, but I’d just say that the primary differences from an end user POV is that the defaults aren’t baked into the tool itself, but rather laid down in a config file by the system installer, and that they have more features for controlling how multiple repositories are combined into a list of packages that the installer can come from (e.g. only get package X from Y repository or such) but that their default behavior is roughly equivalent to what pip and setuptools does.

Donald Stufft
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