could you change PYPI downloads number for not-uploaded packages?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Jul 22 17:52:01 CEST 2013

On 2013-07-22 16:44, dmitrey15 at wrote:
> Hi all,
> could you change PYPI downloads number for not-uploaded packages from zeros to real posivive numbers? For example, my projects download links are binded to my website , and thus people see misleading zeros, e.g.
> Downloads (All Versions):
> 0 downloads in the last day
> 0 downloads in the last week
> Or, even better, taking into account that some people install packages from subversion/git/etc repository, invoke "+1" when someone runs "python install" (or "develop") (provided internet connection is present)

The maintenance and development of PyPI is discussed on the Distutils-SIG. 
Please bring your concerns there.

In short, if you want to have download counts, you will need to host your 
package downloads from PyPI itself. There is no good way for PyPI to count 
downloads from any other source.

What you might want to ask for instead is to have the download count not shown 
when the packages are not hosted on PyPI. That would be a reasonable change that 
I think the PyPI team would accept.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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