[SciPy-Dev] Scipy archive on PyPI

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Jun 1 08:23:25 CDT 2010


On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 9:09 AM, David <david@silveregg.co.jp> wrote:

> On 06/01/2010 12:15 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Charles Vejnar <ce@vejnar.eu
> > <mailto:ce@vejnar.eu>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi,
> >
> >     I was trying to install Scipy with easy_install and it seems that
> >     downloading
> >     from Sourceforge is no longer possible (Sourceforge no longer gives
> >     a direct
> >     link to the .tar.gz file) which makes the install fail.
> >
> >     Would it be possible to always upload the latest Scipy tarball to
> PyPI ?
> >
> > It's possible, but because that encourages the use of easy_install/pip
> > it would probably give more problems than that it helps. Just today
> > there was a thread on numpy-discussion about pip failing and standard
> > "python setup.py install" fixing the problem. easy_install is just as
> > problematic as pip, if not more so.
>
> Unfortunately, people will always use those half broken tools. I think
> we should at least put the tarballs - I also used to put a simple
> executable (result of bdist_wininst) so that easy_install numpy works on
> windows.
>
> OK, I'll do the same then.

Ralf
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