[Distutils] Can't upload sdist: "File already exists"

Nick Timkovich prometheus235 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 14:37:33 EST 2017

I never determined what was causing my problem, I couldn't reproduce it on
testpypi so I gave up (it's a small package, and if someone wants the
source, they can look at the GH link I have in the metadata).

Specifically, why does it say that the file exists, but I *can not see it
anywhere*, either via the web interface or download it with pip --no-binary?

Is it possible that there exists a "huffman-0.1.2.tar.gz" on PyPI from
someone else who may have had the package name, uploaded some releases,
then deleted it? I am 99% confident that I did not publish/delete (all I do
is twine upload dist/*), let alone delete a specific .tar.gz dist (is that
even possible to do from the command-line?). The error happened when I
tried to do a 0.1.1, figured I messed up, then rebuilt/republished with a
bigger number.

The information isn't exposed to me (maybe logs somewhere?), so I'll
probably just accept PyPI is strange like that.

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 12:13 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:

> On 01/05/2017 09:58 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> .tar.gz is the recommended format ...
> .tar.gz it is!  Thanks!
> --
> ~Ethan~
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