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A purl aka. Package URL parser and builder

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Python library to parse and build “purl” aka. Package URLs. See for details.

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License: MIT

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>>> from packageurl import PackageURL
>>> purl = PackageURL.from_string("pkg:maven/org.apache.commons/io@1.3.4")
>>> print(purl.to_dict())
{'type': 'maven', 'namespace': 'org.apache.commons', 'name': 'io', 'version': '1.3.4', 'qualifiers': None, 'subpath': None}
>>> print(purl.to_string())
>>> print(str(purl))
>>> print(repr(purl))
PackageURL(type='maven', namespace='org.apache.commons', name='io', version='1.3.4', qualifiers={}, subpath=None)

Other utilities:

  • packageurl.contrib.django_models.PackageURLMixin is a Django abstract model mixin to use Package URLs in Django.
  • packageurl.contrib.purl2url.get_url(purl) returns the download URL inferred from a Package URL.
  • packageurl.contrib.url2purl.get_purl(url) returns a Package URL inferred from URL.


pip install packageurl-python

Run tests


python3 thirdparty/virtualenv.pyz --never-download --no-periodic-update .
bin/pip install -e ."[test]"

run tests:

bin/py.test tests

Make a new release

  • start a new release branch

  • update the CHANGELOG.rst and AUTHORS.rst

  • update README.rst if needed

  • bump version in setup.cfg

  • run all tests

  • install restview and validate that all .rst docs are correct

  • commit and push this branch

  • tag and push that tag

  • make a PR to merge branch

  • once merged, run:

    bin/pip install --upgrade pip wheel twine setuptools
  • delete the “dist” and “build” directories:

    rm -rf dist/ build/
  • create a source distribution and wheel with:

    bin/python sdist bdist_wheel
  • finally, upload to PyPI:

    bin/twine upload dist/*

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