On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 16:23, Martijn Faassen <faas...@startifact.com>wrote:

>  > I start being scared of using pypi.
> Why?

Because I can imagine case where I would like to remove a package.

I did just that in a totally unrelated piece of software where I wrote an
extension. After a while I realized, that another extension was not all that
different, so I refactored the other extension and now it contains my
features as a configuration option.

I was just made clear, that this might not work very well in pypi. Scared is
a very strong word for what I intended to say.

I do not want to abuse you here as a support forum for pypi, but would it be
possible to publish a new release, but without providing the distribution
The intention would be, not the break the installations with pinned
versions, but breaking attempts to get the newest versions, because the
distribution files would be missing. The people might then check the webpage
of pypi, where the readme would state that the package has been discontinued
and can be found in package x.y. As a next step, pypi might offer some way
to ignore these packages in searches.

If this would work, it could be a way to reduce packages over time (Provided
the dependency reduction shows that they don't need a live on their own).

Best regards,

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