- package index/download files: skip modules installed in local system (resulted
in copying a directory instead of downloading a file)
- update script crashed with invalid/obsolete package name
- get eggs distributions for all versions/platforms, instead of system ones
- malformed tag in generated indexes
A sprint occured this summer in the topic, a few months after iw.eggproxy was released, and some people chose to create a full mirorring tool called z3c.pypimirror.
Here are some differences with z3c.pypimirror:
- eggproxy relies on setuptools. It sees what "easy_install" can see: no more, no less. Also it does not include its own machinery to read pypi indexes and follow links.
- eggproxy provides on-demand any egg provided at pypi. You don't need to know in advance what packages you will need, you don't need to download them before: just ask for them as if you were directly on pypi server
- OTOH if the server has network problems to reach pypi eggproxy may not be able to serve an egg, where z3.pypimirror would have already downloaded it. This case happens only if eggproxy has not already served once the egg.
- z3c.pypimirror creates a static directory layout suitable for any HTTP server; because of its nature eggproxy needs apache and mod_python (next release should change this strict requirement by providing a standalone service and/or WSGI).