An FTP based Python Module repository (was Re: Imagemagick)

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Sun Feb 6 17:51:10 CET 2000

>>>>> chris patti <cpatti at> (cp) writes:

cp> Skip Montanaro <skip at> writes:
chris> One of the reasons for CPAN's success in the Perl world is that,
chris> simply, it's an FTP archive.
chris> Thus, people can and do mirror it.  This creates a multi-site,
chris> persistent cache of the entire library, so when the one site where
chris> module comes from goes down, the world doesn't suffer.
>> Why couldn't a CPAN-like thing be a web site?  Web sites can (and are)
>> mirrored all the time.

cp> There's no reason why it couldn't be, actually.

Mirroring is best done by rsync, anyway. In that case it doesn't matter
what method is used for user access.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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