[Python-Dev] Move ensurepip blobs to external place

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 04:50:43 EDT 2018

Currently the repository contains bundled pip and setuptools (2 MB 
total) which are updated with every release of pip and setuptools. This 
increases the size of the repository by around 2 MB several times per 
year. There were total 37 updates of Lib/ensurepip/_bundled, therefore 
the repository contains up to 70 MB of unused blobs. The size of the 
repository is 350 MB. Currently blobs takes up to 20% of the size of the 
repository, but this percent will likely grow in future, because they 
where added only 4 years ago.

Wouldn't be better to put them into a separate repository like Tcl/Tk 
and other external binaries for Windows, and download only the recent 

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