current configuration of Mercurial package in PyPI
raf at durin42.com
Mon Jul 15 19:53:25 CDT 2013
I just altered the pypi configuration for Mercurial from "As above but also ask tools to scrape Homepage and Download URL (slow!)" to "Do not extract URLs from the long description field - only use URLs explicitly specified below and files uploaded to PyPI (this is preferred)."
This means (as I understand it) that users will now only get releases uploaded to pypi when installing with pip, but also that they won't get surprising results or painfully slow installs (or be unable to install when selenic.com is down). If people strongly object, speak up, but I think this is going to be the only supported mode for pypi in the not too distant future.
On Jul 5, 2013, at 4:59 AM, FUJIWARA Katsunori <foozy at lares.dti.ne.jp> wrote:
> Hi, Augie and Benoit.
> I assume that your are maintainers of mercurial package in PyPI
> site, according to user ID "durin42" and "bboissin" on the page
> Please ignore below and tell me so, if I mistake :-)
> Current PyPI configuration for mercurial seems to:
> (1) list many links in the index page below, and
> (2) cause scraping the download page in selenic.com to find the
> recent one out
> because some of download_url links in the index page above
> refer not tarball but the download page.
> Then, these seem to cause below:
> (A) execution of "pip install mercurial" becomes very slow
> because all links in the index page are examined
> (B) scraping causes unexpected installation of RC version
> because tarball of RC version in the download page is
> recognized as recent one, if it exists at that time.
> actually, I found the tweet of the user who got mercurial
> RC version via "pip install mercurial", and hit the bug
> just fixed in code freeze period (= not yet released) :-<
> According to the person who told me the problem of current PyPI
> configuration for mercurial package, the notification about "improving
> the speed and reliability of PyPI" has been sent to every maintainers
> of packages in PyPI, and it can resolve problems above.
> IMHO, at least, some configuration changes to prevent users from
> installing unexpected RC version (2.7-rc will come soon!) should
> be done.
> Thanks for your usual maintenance.
> Best regards.
> [FUJIWARA Katsunori] foozy at lares.dti.ne.jp
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