[SciPy-Dev] Scipy archive on PyPI
Wed Jun 2 04:52:49 CDT 2010
On Tuesday 01 June 2010, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 9:09 AM, David <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 06/01/2010 12:15 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Charles Vejnar <email@example.com
> > >
> > > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> 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.
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