[Numpy-discussion] binary wheels for numpy?

Albert-Jan Roskam fomcl at yahoo.com
Mon May 18 13:08:57 EDT 2015

----- Original Message -----

> From: Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
> To: Discussion of Numerical Python <numpy-discussion at scipy.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, May 18, 2015 6:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] binary wheels for numpy?
> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 9:27 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>>  On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 9:09 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> 
> wrote:
>>>  On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Robert Kern 
> <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>  I don't think permission from Intel is the blocking issue for 
> putting
>>>>  these binaries up on PyPI. Even with Intel's permission, we 
> would be putting
>>>>  up proprietary binaries on a page that is explicitly claiming that 
> the files
>>>>  linked therein are BSD-licensed. The binaries could not be 
> redistributed
>>>>  with any GPLed module, say, pygsl.
>>>>  We could host them on numpy.org on their own page that clearly 
> explained
>>>>  the license of those files, but I think PyPI is out.
>>>  Can't PyPi re-direct -- so they can actualy be hosted somewhere 
> else, but
>>>  "pip install numpy" would still work?
>>  There's two issues here: (1) we can't actually use the intel stuff
>>  (MKL, icc) under its regular license without having our release
>>  managers accepting personal liability. Which isn't going to happen.
>>  (2) The problem isn't whether they're hosted on PyPI, it's 
> whether the
>>  people downloading them get warned about what they're downloading. The
>>  whole point is that we *don't* want 'pip install numpy' to work 
> in
>>  this case, because it's too seamless.

But you could use allow-external or allow-all-external:

--allow-external <package>

Allow the installation of a package even if it is externally hosted


Allow the installation of all packages that are externally hosted


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