[Numpy-discussion] request to remove the numpy-aarch64 package from PyPI

Stefan van der Walt stefanv at berkeley.edu
Mon Jun 14 16:03:26 EDT 2021


On Sun, Jun 13, 2021, at 18:21, Charles R Harris wrote:
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> On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 10:47 AM Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FYI, I noticed this package that claimed to be maintained by us: https://pypi.org/project/numpy-aarch64/. That's not ours, so I tried to contact the author (no email provided, but guessed the same username on GitHub) and asked to remove it: https://github.com/tomasriv/DNA_Sequence/issues/1.
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>> There are a very large number of packages with "numpy" in the name on PyPI, and there's no way we can audit/police that effectively, but if it's a rebuild that pretends like it's official then I think it's worth doing something about. It could contain malicious code for all we know.
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> That is a pretty misleading package description, would have fooled me if I didn't know better. I didn't get the impression it was malicious, but still . . .

Maybe now is a good time to move to accept:

https://numpy.org/neps/nep-0036-fair-play.html

Stéfan


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