Performance of the primary PyPi service has been so bad lately that it’s become very disruptive. Tasks that used to take a few seconds will now churn along for 15-20 minutes or longer before completing, which is incredibly frustrating. I first went looking to see if there was a PyPi mirror infrastructure, like we see with CPAN for Perl or CTAN for Tex (and similarly for most Linux distributions). There is apparently no such beast,