[Distutils] Announcement: TLSv1.2 will become mandatory in the future

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 22:40:14 EST 2017

On 12 January 2017 at 13:00, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> This doesn’t work well because it’s not something that pip is going to be
> able to upgrade on Windows, because the .so will be locked when pip imports
> it on Windows and we won’t be able to uninstall it to do an upgrade. We had
> to disable the automatic use of pyOpenSSL for this reason too. The only C
> stuff that pip can reliably use is the standard library.

Ugh, I'd completely forgotten about that limitation of Windows filesystems.

And the main alternatives I can think of involve copying files around
as pip starts up, which would be unacceptably slow for a command line
app :(


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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