Astronify testing

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Back in 2020 I attended a Space Telescope Science Institute lecture on Astronify and wrote a review on this.

I an going to attempt to test the software out, so the first task is to install python-pip

May as well install this for both python and python3

apt install python-pip python-pip-whl python3-pip python3-pipdeptree

pip install astronify
Collecting astronify
  Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement astronify (from versions: )
No matching distribution found for astronify

Astronify is on pypy so it makes sense to perhaps do a apt search on this:-

I found the following package


apt install pypi2deb has quite a few extra requirements so may take a while

man page for pip also points to

pip search

so tried to do a search for astronify but the package seems to crash,

pip search astronify
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/_internal/cli/", line 143, in main
    status =, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/_internal/commands/", line 48, in run
    pypi_hits =, options)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/_internal/commands/", line 65, in search
    hits ={'name': query, 'summary': query}, 'or')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1243, in __call__
    return self.__send(self.__name, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1602, in __request
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/_internal/", line 791, in request
    return self.parse_response(response.raw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1493, in parse_response
    return u.close()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 800, in close
    raise Fault(**self._stack[0])
Fault: <Fault -32500: "RuntimeError: PyPI's XMLRPC API has been temporarily disabled due to unmanageable load and will be deprecated in the near future. See for more information.">

So at first glance this may not seem useful, the error is more useful to anyone who understands it. Next step would be to ask on some forums for help.




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