[Distutils] 400 Client Error: Binary wheel for an unsupported platform

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Jul 9 16:50:48 CEST 2015

On Thu, 9 Jul 2015 23:50:30 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> As Donald notes, I think we're now in a good position to start making
> progress here, but the first step is going to be finding a way to
> ensure that *by default*, pip on Linux ignores wheel files published
> on PyPI, and requires that they be *whitelisted* in some fashion
> (whether individually or categorically). That way, we know we're not
> going to make the default user experience on Linux *worse* than the
> status quo while we're still experimenting with how we want the
> publication side of things to work. Debugging build time API
> compatibility errors can be hard enough, debugging runtime A*B*I
> compatibility errors is a nightmare even for seasoned support
> engineers.

By the way, I think there's another possibility if the Python packaging
authority doesn't want to tackle this (admittedly delicate) problem:
issue a public statement that Anaconda is the preferred way of
installing Linux binary packages if they aren't provided (or the
version is too old) by their Linux distribution of choice.

It would then give more authority to software developers if they want
to tell their users "don't use pip to install our code under Linux, use



More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list