[Distutils] Upload signature (and signing key) after package upload

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Feb 23 01:05:47 CET 2015

> On Feb 22, 2015, at 6:55 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 Feb 2015 09:50, "Ben Finney" <ben+python at benfinney.id.au <mailto:ben%2Bpython at benfinney.id.au>> wrote:
> >
> > Richard Jones <richard at python.org <mailto:richard at python.org>> writes:
> >
> > > Sorry, there's no facility at present for signing a file that's already
> > > uploaded.
> >
> > Thanks. I can now stop futilely trying to find it :-)
> Twine lets you at least separate signing from the build step, though: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/twine <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/twine>
> (Also, doesn't setup.py upload use HTTPS by default now? That part of the twine docs may need qualification)

Yes and no.

Some of the available Pythons have been updated to use a HTTPS connection, however they don’t verify them. Python 2.7.9 should (I believe, I haven’t actually tested this!) add verification to that. I think that Python 3.4.3 includes that as well (if 2.7.9 does then 3.2.3 should as well). That of course doesn't affect anyone using 2.6, 2.7.0-2.7.8, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4.0-3.4.2.

There's an issue here about it: https://github.com/pypa/twine/issues/93

I'm not opposed to changing the wording, but I am opposed to changing it to something that makes it sound like, in general, it's now safe to use ``setup.py upload``, because it still isn’t unless you meet certain specific criteria (specifically you only ever interact with PyPI with the latest released version of 2.7).

Donald Stufft
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