[Python-Dev] [PyPI] Why are some packages on pypi.python.org/simple, but have no page?

Ian Cordasco graffatcolmingov at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 17:14:11 CET 2015

Taking one of your examples: https://pypi.python.org/simple/acid/ 404s
(I didn't bother checkin the other three). So there are links on
/simple but no content for them. So I think your question is better
asked, why are there links on /simple that lead to 404s.

On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Martin Thoma <info at martin-thoma.de> wrote:
> Hello Python developers,
> Could anybody please answer the following question?
> (I have asked it on http://stackoverflow.com/q/28010799/562769, but Steve
> Barnes thinks I should ask it here)
> I am currently analyzing packages on PyPI. I use
> https://pypi.python.org/simple/ to get all package names and
> https://pypi.python.org/pypi/numpy/json and similar to get the metadata.
> However, there are 514 packages (e.g. abu.rpc, acid, about-pandoc,
> about-numtest, ...) which do not have the https://pypi.python.org/pypi/
> site, but are on https://pypi.python.org/simple/.
> Why is that the case?
> Best regards,
> Martin
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