[python-ldap] removing old packages

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Fri Jun 10 13:29:21 CEST 2011

Hi there,

I was asked to leave a note on this mailing list about the removal of
old packages from PyPI.

I've been developing and deploying using python-ldap 2.3.12. I
deployed to a customer, yesterday they told met hey can't install as
python-ldap 2.3.12 isn't available (I think I can find from the google
cache that pypi used to have it; no more).

I thought I'd report this mistake to the developers, but I found this instead:

> > We will try to solve this issue for ourselves by implementing our own local
> > egg cache, but I think it would be a plus for many people to keep older
> > versions online?

> Hmm, I'm not convinced...

So I think this removal was deliberate? Please let this help you
convince you to keep older versions online?

If people lock down versions during development and especially
deployment (something I consider good practice), it's now breaking
their repetitive deployments. Now I need to go dig around the net to
find a python-ldap 2.3.12 to give to my customer as that's what we
tested with... (I ended up upgrading my customer to 2.3.13)

If you are still interested in throwing away old versions in the
future, please let me know, and I'll take this into account and adjust
my buildouts to rely on a fixed version locally. I myself consider
throwing away old versions in general a bad practice, however.



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