On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 00:11, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Please don't remove things! Never ever. People might still be using them.
>
> That is getting a bit old. The confusion from having this cruft lying
> around (in the same way as accidentally released packages) is causing a
> lot more hurt tham people who're already using this (and hence already
> have a local copy of the egg, which they can keep using should no egg be
> available on pypi) would experience if they went away.

+1.

> Yes, ideally there should be some way to hide them on pypi such that
> setuptools still finds them but that they don't strip up unsuspecting
> users. Does pypi support this?
>
> At the *very* least it's take about 2 minutes for a package manager to
> put a large "DO NOT USE - THIS IS ONLY HERE TO SUPPORT EXISTING SETUPS"
> at the top of the text on pypi to stop innocent bystanders getting
> caught out.

Remove packages on Pypi only (and not on download.zope.org). The
response here is find-links option, I think.


Regards.


-- 
Seb
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