naming packages for pypi

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Fri Jun 26 04:19:38 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Aljosa
Mohorovic<aljosa.mohorovic at> wrote:
> is it possible to have 2 packages with same name registered at pypi?
> are packages unique per name or also per category or something else?
> if package is unique per name how do you name you packages?
> do you name them something like <project1>-myapp, <project2>-myapp,
> <projectN>-myapp, ...
> if this is current situation is this something that you learned to
> live with and there are no indications that this will eventually
> change?

IIRC, packages support nesting, so just do that instead. Simply put
project1..projectN into a "myapp" package and put "myapp" on PyPI.


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