[Distutils] [Python-ideas] PyPI search still broken

David Wilson dw+python-ideas at hmmz.org
Thu Sep 10 01:01:30 CEST 2015

Hi there,

My 2.5 year old offer to retrofit the old codebase with a new search
system still stands[1]. :)  There is no reason for this to be a complex
affair, the prototype built back then took only a few hours to complete.

No doubt the long term answer is probably "Warehouse fixes this", but
Warehouse seems no nearer a reality than it did in 2013.


[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/%22david$20wilson%22$20search$20pypi/pypa-dev/ZjUNkczsKos/2et8926YOQYJ

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 12:35:04AM +0200, Giovanni Cannata wrote:
> Hi, sorry to bother you again, but the search problem on PyPI is still present
> after different weeks and it's very annoying. I've just released a new version
> of my ldap3 project and it doesn't show up when searching with its name. For
> mine (and I suppose for other emerging project, especially related to Python 3)
> it's vital to be easily found by other developers that use pip and PyPI as THE
> only repository for python packages and using the number of download as a
> ranking of popularity of a project.
> If search can't be fixed there should be at least a warning on the PyPI
> homepage to let users know that search is broken and that using Google for
> searching could help to find more packages.
> Bye,
> Giovanni

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