[Numpy-discussion] Verify your sourceforge windows installer downloads

Todd toddrjen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 08:54:20 EDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 3:43 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 7:28 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root at ou.edu> wrote:
>> Speaking from the matplotlib project, our binaries are substantial due to
>> our suite of test images. Pypi worked with us on relaxing size constraints.
>> Also, I think the new cheese shop/warehouse server they are using scales
>> better, so size is not nearly the same concern as before.
>> Ben Root
>> On May 29, 2015 1:43 AM, "Todd" <toddrjen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On May 28, 2015 7:06 PM, "David Cournapeau" <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 AM, Andrew Collette <
>>> andrew.collette at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> In any case I've always been surprised that NumPy is distributed
>>> >> through SourceForge, which has been sketchy for years now. Could it
>>> >> simply be hosted on PyPI?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > They don't accept arbitrary binaries like SF does, and some of our
>>> installer formats can't be uploaded there.
>>> >
>>> > David
>>> Is that something that could be fixed?
> For the current .exe installers that cannot be fixed, because neither pip
> nor easy_install can handle those. We actually have to ensure that we don't
> link from pypi directly to the sourceforge folder with the latest release,
> because then easy_install will follow the link, download the .exe and fail.
> Dmg's were another non-supported format, but we'll stop using those. So
> if/when it's SSE2 .exe installers only (make with bdist_wininst and no
> NSIS) then PyPi works. Size constraints are not an issue for Numpy I think.
> Ralf

What about adding some mechanism in pypi to flag that certain files should
not by downloaded with pip?
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