[Distutils] Request for comment: Proposal to change behaviour of pip install

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 18:39:47 EDT 2016

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 12:38 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 12:16 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 26 Jun 2016 23:37, "Pradyun Gedam" <pradyunsg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello List!
>> >
>> > I feel it’s fine to hold back the other changes for later but the
>> > upgrade-strategy change should get shipped out to the world as quickly
>> as
>> > possible. Even how the change is exposed the user can also be discussed
>> later.
>> >
>> > I request the list members to focus on only the change of the default
>> > upgrade strategy to be non-eager.
>> >
>> > Does anyone have any concerns regarding the change of the default
>> upgrade
>> > strategy to be non-eager? If not, let’s get just that shipped out as
>> soon as possible.
>> Pairing that change with an explicit "pip upgrade-all" command would get
>> a +1 from me, especially if there was a printed warning when the new
>> upgrade strategy skips packages the old one would have updated.
> Please do not mix upgrade with upgrade-all. The latter is blocked by lack
> of a SAT solver for a long time, and at the current pace that status may
> not change for another couple of years. Also mixing these up is
> unnecessary, and it was discussed last year on this list already to move
> ahead with upgrade:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.distutils.devel/24219

And, on request of Robert all discussion was moved to
https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/3786, so we probably should not continue
this thread.

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