[Distutils] PyPi not allowing duplicate filenames

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Oct 14 20:27:39 CEST 2015

On October 14, 2015 at 2:25:31 PM, Nathaniel Smith (njs at pobox.com) wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2015 11:12 AM, "Donald Stufft" wrote:
> >
> [...]
> >> Apparently some packages were making assumptions about the format of the
> numpy.__version__ string, and having .postN in there caused errors when
> they tried to process it. (It would be helpful if there were a little
> permissively licensed standalone implementation of PEP 440 comparisons,
> suitable for the "if pkg.version > ...:" checks that people insist on doing
> -- I couldn't find one in some quick searches.)
> >
> > https://github.com/pypa/packaging
> >
> > It’s what both pip and setuptools use (though we embed it, but it’s fine
> to depend on it too).
> That's under Apache 2, so it can't be used by GPLv2 packages, or any
> package that might be used by GPLv2 packages.

I suspect it’d be trivial to relicense it. There’s a total of 6 contributors and I think I know how to get ahold of all of them.

> >>
> >> IIUC, the specific problems numpy ran into that caused the creation of
> .postN releases were:
> >> - oops, didn't sign the uploads, re-upload identical file with proper
> signature attached -> not allowed. (I'm not sure if these were embedded or
> detached signatures. Either way it'd be nice if pypi allowed it, but for
> embedded signatures in particular I can see how this might be a hassle.)
> >
> > I don’t think we allow embedded signatures, it would be reasonable to
> allow uploading detached signatures after the fact though.
> >>
> >>
> >> - our OS X maintainer tried to use twine to upload OS X wheels for the
> existing release; instead it created a new release. Not sure if a bug was
> filed on twine, but if not then one probably should be. As a workaround our
> release docs now say "always upload wheels by hand using the web interface,
> never use setup.py upload or twine".
> >
> > This shouldn’t create a new release unless you’ve changed the version
> number (including adding post releases). If you can reproduce on Test PyPI
> I can fix it.
> Matthew? Any thoughts?
> -n

Donald Stufft
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