[Distutils] Closing the Delete File + Re-upload File Loophole.

John Anderson sontek at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 18:37:51 CET 2015

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> I've pushed changes to PyPI where it is no longer possible to reuse a
> filename
> and attempting to do it will give an 400 error that says:
>     This filename has previously been used, you should use a different
> version.
> This does NOT prevent authors from being allowed to delete files from PyPI,
> however if a file is deleted from PyPI it cannot be re-uploaded again. This
> means that if you upload say foobar-1.0.tar.gz, and your 1.0 has a mistake
> in
> it then you *must* issue a new release to correct it.
> ---
> Donald Stufft
> PGP: 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372 DCFA
My only concern is that there is no reliable way to test that your README
will be parsed correctly. Is there a timeline for switch it to use

I would say majority of the time I do a release of the same version it's
because of the fragile rst parsing.

If I have to run the risk of bumping versions just to fix a valid
restructured text document to fit pypi parsing it'll make releasing a very
stressful experience.

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