[Distutils] pypi simple index Inbox x

Carlos Barera carlos.barera at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 12:27:34 EST 2015


I'm using install_requires in setup.py to specify a specific package my
project is dependant on.
When running python setup.py install, apparently the simple index is used
as an older package is taken from pypi. While in
https://pypi.python.org/pypi, there's a newer package.
When installing directly using pip, the latest package is installed
I noticed that the new package is only available as a wheel and older
versions of setup tools won't install wheels for install_requires.
However, upgrading setuptools didn't help.

Several questions:
1. What's the difference between the pypi simple index and the general pypi
2. Why is setup.py defaulting to the simple index?
3. How can I make the setup.py triggered install use the main pypi index
instead of simple

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