On 6/18/2014 3:24 PM, Maciej Dziardziel wrote:
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:21:12 PM UTC+1, Maciej Dziardziel wrote:
I wasn't quiet happy with the way search on pypi works,
so I've got an idea of getting all package metadata from pypi
and do search locally. The only problem is that I can't figure out
where to get the data from. I tried to use bandersnatch to
set up mirror, but all I've got was a mixture of egg, whl and exe files.
Egg and whl are useful maybe, but I guess its not exactly what I want.
Then I've found api:
https://pypi.python.org/simple/ provides list of packages,
and I can use json api to get metadata for each of them.
(Click post to fast, so I am continuing.)
So its doable, but I am really hoping for a better way.
I assume pypi would ban me quickly for making thousands of requests,
and I'd love to be able to update index daily or weekly.
Is there something I am missing?
I believe there is an API for updates, that is meant for mirrors. But I
agree with Mark that you should try google first
Terry Jan Reedy